This seminar is an exploration of ideas surrounding meaning, happiness, goodness, and all the values we believe make for a "life" worth living. We visit with thinkers who have explored, worried, and considered various ways to live a good life. You will have opportunities to read, write and discuss their ideas and more importantly add your own analysis and synthesis of the issues for why we aren't happier or often doubt that we are living a meaningful life. Let's explore together. We begin by looking at the liberal arts tradition - a mode of thinking and acting - ancient in its roots but more vital today than ever.