ARLINGTON >> As part of the Sunday Afternoon at the Library series, a talk titled "The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology", will take place Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m. in the Martha Canfield Library Meeting Room, located at 528 East Arlington Road.
What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? Marlboro College Professor William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness, then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy, and will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.
William Edelglass teaches philosophy, environmental studies, and Buddhist studies at Marlboro College.
For more information visit the library's website at www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org or call 802-375-6153.
This is a Vermont Humanities Council program.