Thursday, 9:40-11:05, November 7
Instructor: Heather Dudley
The most popular class in the history of Yale University is a class on happiness. A search for “happiness” on Amazon pulled up over 100,000 results. Every year the United Nations issues The World Happiness Report, a landmark survey of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. Yes, we are obsessed with happiness. In this lecture I will look to one of the greatest thinkers on the human condition—Aristotle—to discover what he thought was necessary for the happy life.
Heather Dudley loves the classroom. Her profession is teaching, and her avocation is professional student. She taught history, economics, and psychology at Gonzaga High School for 20 years. She earned a BA from the University of Maryland, an MA from George Mason University, an MA from American University, and a doctorate from Georgetown University.