The Good Life in Catholic Thought
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At the completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Identify complex debates concerning philosophical and theological ideas of the good life throughout the history of Catholic thought;
2. Articulate a thorough understanding of philosophical and theological theories of the good life;
3. Demonstrate sophisticated philosophical and theological skills, using methods from the Catholic liberal arts tradition;
4. Apply a mastery of analysis of methods of learning and teaching what it means to lead a good human life.
- Philosophical and theological developments of the theory of natural law, meaning of virtue, and principles for the good life as a human person.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The "Good Life" is central to understanding Catholic Thought. This course addresses what it means to lead a good life as a human person. It focuses on philosophical and theological developments of the theory of natural law and the meaning of virtue. Through engaging with philosophical texts, Scripture, and works of art and literature, it traces the development of principles for leading a good life throughout the history of the Church, with particular focus on what it means to follow Christ. The course uses the methods of learning and teaching of the Catholic liberal arts tradition.
1. Reflection (30%) 2. Essay - (35%) 3. Paper - (35%)
- These short tasks, each of which should take no more than 30 minutes, enable students to test their deepening knowledge and understanding of the Human Person in Catholic Thought. (30%)
- Essay (2000 words) In this essay, students will have the opportunity to identify, articulate, and analyse a key idea about the Good Life, considered from within the tradition of Catholic Thought. (35%)
- Analysis and Preparation of Classroom Materials (35%)