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


Anna Louise Strelis Söderquist

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 2014. M.A. in Philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, 2009. B.S. in Philosophy and Sociology, Northeastern University, 2004. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. Areas of specialization: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; Philosophy of Education; Philosophy of Dialogue; Ethics; Aesthetics; Modern Philosophy; Philosophy and Literature. With DIS since 2015.

Anna Louise Strelis Söderquist,, Assistant Program Director at DIS