Reading Philosophy Together

"Perceiving that one lives belongs among the things pleasant in themselves, for life is by nature a good thing, and to perceive the good present in oneself is pleasant. . . . Accordingly, one ought to share in the friend’s perception that he exists, and this would come to pass by living together and sharing in a community of speeches and thought."

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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TGLM Book Club Questions

Below, you'll find even more resources to spur dialogue and discussion.

The Good Life

For thousands of years, philosophers have used the concept of "The Good Life" to think about what we owe to other people and how we should live. Below you'll find some videos explaining how this idea comes up in the virtue ethics tradition, and how it applies to our lives today.

For more videos in this series, check out our "Big Questions" courses on ThinkND:

"What Makes a Life Good?" A basic introduction to virtue ethics hosted by Meghan Sullivan

"What to Believe In Uncertain Times?" An introduction to belief formation hosted by Paul Blaschko

"The Good Life Method" is based on the God and the Good Life course at Notre Dame. Content for our entire course is available on our website at There, you'll find our course readings, annotated primary texts we've created, original media, assignments, and more.