A large part of the tradition of philosophy has concerned itself with offering practical advice on how we ought to live our lives.  Philosophers around the globe have preached the virtues of living ’the philosophical life’, and one thing they all agree on is that living a philosophical life is in some way conducive to human flourishing. In this course, we will look at various philosophers from both the Eastern and Western traditions and what these philosophers envisage the ‘philosophical life’ to be.  Students can expect to read selected passages from Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Lao Tzu, Confucius, as well as key works from other influential thinkers.