At the Yale Presidential Inauguration Symposia on October 12th 2013, Tamar Gendler, Vincent J. Scully Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Psychology and Chair of Philosophy at Yale University, presented a lecture entitled, “Five Ancient Secrets to Modern Happiness”.
What are the secrets to authentic happiness? What sorts of activities and experiences contribute to human flourishing? Tying together cutting-edge
work in contemporary psychology and neuroscience with the profound writings of ancient philosophers, Professor Gendler will focus on the insights of five major Greek and Roman thinkers: Socrates on self-knowledge, Plato on self-harmony, Aristotle on habit, Cicero on friendship and Epictetus on self-reliance.