[SydPhil] 'Inner West Council Philosophy Talk', Caroline West (USyd): “Philosophy of Happiness", Thursday, May 16, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Leichhardt Library.

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Wed May 8 10:12:36 AEST 2019

Details of the Next “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “Philosophy of Happiness”

Speaker:  Dr. Caroline West  (Philosophy, University of Sydney)


We all want to be happy and to lead a worthwhile life. But what is happiness? How important is it really? And how do we get it?

This talk will explore these age-old questions, combining ancient and modern insights from philosophy and psychology.

Thursday, May 16
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided (from 6pm)
Bookings online or call 9367 9266

Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link:
If the event booking says that it is fully booked please still attend as many people who register do not show up on the night.


Caroline West is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney where she teaches a popular course on ‘Philosophy of Happiness’. She has given a series of sell-out public talks on the subject, and is currently writing a book on Happiness.

Upcoming talks:

“The Stoic Theory of Emotions”, Thursday July 18, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Melissa Merritt (UNSW)

“Politics in an Age of Polarisation”, Thursday August 22, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Chris Fleming (WSU)

“TBA”, Thursday Sept 19, 6.30 – 7.45 pm: Leichhardt Library, Sam Shpall (U Syd)

Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

Simon Lumsden | Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
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s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au>

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