The Good LifeSemester Course

The Good Life
Major Discipline(s)
Literature, Philosophy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this course, we examine the foundations of ‘the good life’ as they surface in Danish philosophy, with a particular focus on human freedom and the search for meaning, fulfillment, and happiness. While external conditions may bring satisfaction, as in a well-functioning state like Denmark, we quickly turn our attention deeper, to internal measures of human flourishing.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Ethics, Religious Studies


Jakob Due Lorentzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Philosophy and Aesthetics, Aarhus University, 2021. Cand.mag. in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2004. M.A. in Philosophy, Stony Brook University, 2002. Program Director, European Humanities, DIS, 2007-2017. Program Director, Communication, DIS, 2008-2013. Ph.D. Fellow Aarhus University and DIS, 2017-2021. Consultant, The Danish Accreditation Institution, 2022. With DIS 2006-2020 and since 2022.