Professor Julia Annas on “What does it mean to flourish?”

Professor Julia Annas on “What does it mean to flourish?”2011 University of Pennsylvania  At the University of Pennsylvania distinguished speakers series, Philosopher Julia Annas presented a brief philosophical paper on the meaning of what it is to flourish. Professor Annas argued that what is often presumed in discussions on happiness is that it is more than a mental state of being happy but also about improving people’s lives — the very idea of flourishing itself. What we ordinarily mean when we talk about happiness is actually a social goal, indeed the notion itself… Read More