Odyssey: The Meaning(s) of Life

The question "What is the meaning of life?" can be understood in different ways. It may pertain to the origin of life in the universe and on our planet; alternatively it may ask about the nature and significance of humankind. Scientists tackle the first sort of question; thinkers, both religious and secular, address the second. We will consider each approach at the outset of our course before turning to our principal topic: the meaning of life for an individual. Is this something one can, upon reflection, discover? Do we look for different answers at different stages of our lives, or in response to distinctive experiences? These are among the questions we will consider in this course, guided by readings from science, religion, and philosophy.

910.813.01 Homewood campus
Wednesdays, March 7-April 4, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Cost: $124 (five sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration information.