The Art of Living Well: Ancient Wisdom for Our Times
1/24-3/6 (6 weeks)
Six lectures (voiceover with slides) with supplemental materials and discussion forums. New materials are released every Friday for the duration of the course, and students can go at their own pace throughout the week.
About the Course:
Life is simple, but living is hard. In literature, philosophy, religion, the arts, and in life itself—the art of living is not hidden. Plenty of people who have lived have found a way—or parts of a way, or moments of meaning here and there—that we can use. There is no great mystery in finding out what to do; the mystery—and the difficulty—is in doing it. This series is about helping you on that path. If you don’t know how to live, the series will remind you how people around the world and throughout history have found their own ways to the art of living. If you don’t have the will to follow that path, this series is here to encourage you, to be your helper, maybe even to inspire you to live well. Join us for six lecture/discussions on The Art of Living.
About the Instructor:
Greg Salyer, Ph.D. is the President of the Philosophical Research Society. For twenty-five years, he has been an administrator and scholar in higher education institutions, but his highest calling has always been that of teacher. Trained in interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Salyer moves through the disciplines of literature, philosophy, and religious studies looking for and helping his students find practical and profound wisdom in the stories, texts, and ideas created all over the world and throughout history.