Everyday Philosophy: The Art of Happiness

8 lessons
1h 7min
4.94 (570 reviews)

We all want to be happy. But what does happiness mean? And how can we bring more happiness into our lives? Today, happiness is on the agenda like never before. Not just individuals, but also business and governments are concerned with what happiness and how it can be increased. In this course, Dr. Will Buckingham explores the rich philosophical traditions of the world, to ask what some of history’s greatest minds have said about happiness. Everyday Philosophy: The Art of Happiness draws on insights from philosophers both East and West to think more deeply about what happiness is and why it matters. This is a practical course, so you won’t just be thinking about happiness. You will also be engaging in practical exercises that put the ideas to work, and that help you explore the many ways in which philosophers have suggested we change our lives, our minds and our relationships, to bring about greater happiness. The audio course is supported by a full-colour course handbook in PDF, that will guide you through every step of the way, and point you to further resources you can explore.

Created by Dr. Will Buckingham


Everyday Philosophy: The Art of Happiness

8 lessons
1h 7min
4.94 (570 reviews)
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Lessons

The Art of Happiness
How to Think About Happiness
How to Flourish
How to Have Pleasure
How to Have a Happy Mind
How to Make Others Happy
How to Build a Happier Society
Mapping Happiness

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About the author

Dr. Will Buckingham has spent two decades teaching philosophy, writing and creativity in universities across the world. He is the author of over ten books, including including Hello, Stranger: Stories of Connection in a Divided World (Granta 2021), Lucy and the Rocket Dog (Knopf, 2018), and A Practical Guide to Happiness: Think Deeply and Flourish (Icon Books, 2012). He was also a contributor to the globally-bestselling The Philosophy Book, published by Dorling Kindersley.

Will started life as a student of fine arts, before taking an MA in anthropology and then a PhD in philosophy. He was formerly Associate Professor of Writing and Creativity at De Montfort University in the UK, and Visiting Professor at the Parami Institute in Yangon, Myanmar. He now works as a freelance writer, mentor and educator. http://www.willbuckingham.com