Ethics and Happiness

The Zephyr Institute
July 17-21, 2023

At this summer’s camp we will ask the most basic of questions: What ought we to do, and what will make us happy? We will read short texts in various branches of ethics, including utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics, and apply these ethical theories to specific ethical issues, including the ethics of war, global economic justice, and human enhancement. We’ll also consider what understanding of ourselves and our purpose each theory implies. We’ll conclude with a discussion and debate about ethics and happiness. What is happiness, and does doing what is good and right make us happy? Join Zephyr Philosophy Camp and become wiser and happier this summer.

Application deadline: April 30, 2023