During this course, we concentrate on one essential aspect of this self-knowledge, namely happiness.

What is happiness?
Is it natural to a man or woman?
How may it be experienced fully and how is it lost?
Is it permanent or transient?
What is the effect of gaining happiness at the expense of another person’s happiness?

These are some of the questions that we consider because the desire for happiness is such a driving force both in individuals and for mankind itself. If we can understand the true nature of happiness we will have gone a long way to understanding ourselves and the nature of the world in which we live.