[VIDEO] What Makes for a Good Life?
Spencer Giel

02 June 2017

It's one of philosophy's greatest and oldest questions: what makes for a good life? Regardless of what specific areas of philosophy we might be interested in, this question affects every one of us. 

So, how should we live our lives? Seeking pleasure? Knowledge? Self-actualization?

Is there meaning to be found in this life? Must we create it ourselves? The stances we take on all of these questions have the potential to shape how we think and act everyday.

This episode of Crash Course Philosophy examines a number of takes on this long-pondered question, including the views of Camus, Aristotle, and Nozick. 

What do you think constitutes a good life? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

Want to learn more? We have several episodes on the topic: Meaning of Life, Life as a Work of Art, Epicurus and the Good Life