Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2085: Theories of The Good Life: From the Agora to the American Dream

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Barnes, J., ed. The Complete Works of Aristotle, Volumes I and II, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. (selected passages TBC)

Berger, F.R. (1984) Happiness, Justice and Freedom: the Moral and Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bhikhu C Parekh (1973) Jeremy Bentham 1748-1832. Bentham's Political Thought. Croom Helm

Bok, D (2010) The Politics of Happiness Princeton: Princeton University Press

Kenny, A. (1992) Aristotle on the Perfect Life. Oxford: Clarendon Press

Nussbaum, M.C. (2004) Mill between Aristotle and Bentham. Daedalus 133:2, pp60-68

Nussbaum, M.C. (1999) Sex and Social Justice. Oxford University Press.

Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice. Harvard University Press.

Sen, A, K. (1985) Wellbeing, Agency and Freedom: The Dewey Lectures 1984. The Journal of Philosophy 82:4 pp169-221

Wollstonecraft, M. Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796)