Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drawing the Good Life

This week in class we approached our investigation of the good life in a new way: we decided to draw the good life. I must admit, I hadn't actually sat down to draw in a long time--it was fun! I was also struck by the "openness" of the class. Class members stood up and shared their drawing with everyone else, discussing hopes and dreams. That is not always easy to do. So, thanks to all of you for being so willing to share in class.

But, I think there is some basic philosophical importance in our drawing activity as well. At the end of class we started to think about this: did our drawings of the good life "match up" with any of the philosophical theories we have read (the ethical theories of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Mill, or Rand)? For example, perhaps Nakia's drawing of donating to St. Jude's relates to Aristotle's virtuous action. Or, perhaps drawings centering on successful careers relates to Ayn Rand's "self-interest." These are just possible examples of drawings "matching up" with a philosophical theory.

Now, think about your own drawing and the philosophers we have read. If you were to match your drawing to one of theories we have discussed which would it be (such as Mill on creating the "greatest happiness for all", Rand's "self-interest", Socrates' virtue, or Aristotle's focus on virtuous action)? As best as you can, explain why you see a connection between your drawing and the particular philosopher/theory you chose. It will be helpful to look back at class notes/readings/handouts on these philosophers.


  1. i can compare my drawing to ayan rand because she talks about self interest and trucking is my self interest.


  3. I think my drawing can relate to Aristotle's definition of a good life which depends on your personal actions. My drawing of a good life showed a wife, kids, and a job. In order for me to receive all of those things, I first must take action.

  4. my picture is more toward socrates point of view of a good life. i believe just like socrates that living a good life is not having alot of fancy things, but having your family and enjoying what u have and not trying to be greedy and selfish.

  5. I Would have to compare my drawing to Mill on creating the greatest happiness of all. In my drawing I had pictures of things that always make me happy or what will make me happy. Some of the drawings were my family, friends, and career choice. I would consider those things to be the greatest happiness for lots of people.

  6. Nakia Brunson
    I will compare my drawing to Socrates. Ayn is about for one's self interest and when I decided to draw something relating to donating to St. Jude Hospital, I reallyl meant that and it wasn't my intention to be in self interst. I really do care about those people at St. Jude. Socrates is someone I can extrememly relate to. Helping others and not expecting compensation is what I think and feel is how all people should be.



  8. JaQuisha Gray

    I would match my drawing to that of Socrates' because the life I plan to live is a virtuous one. I want my life centered around family and friends rather than one and other materialistic things. The life I plan to live is going to be one I have no regrets of and will not change even towards death.

  9. I'd say that my drawing coorelates with Aristotle definition of a good life. My drawing did not include materialistic things, but did include thing that i know is needed for mr to have a good life. I am not selfish at all so Ayn Rand is not optional for me; Mill is in my favor but im more familiar with Aristotle.

  10. i didnt draw but if i woud have drawn i would have drawn my mom because i feel like without my mother i dont think i would be anything. my mother has brung me along way your mother should be second right behind GOD. God made your mother first for a reason. so my mother is the drawing of my goood life.

  11. my drawing compared to socrates because it was mostly about virtues over material things and self interest.

  12. I'd say I can most likly compare my drawing with philosopher Ayan Rand's definition of a good life. My drwing focused on my hopes and dreams as well as my career I would like to have. With this being said looking out for my own self intrest is really crucial in achieving any of these goals I have. Because I myself will be the one experiencing and working toward my goals, so I would have to make sure I have no interfernce in the way.

  13. I would have to say Socrates, because i also believe a GOOD LIFE is more than a big house, fancy car, and being rich. To me a good life means to just be happy for what you have and not for what somebody else has.I think it's having a dream, education,confidence,good company,respect and love; to me that completes my good life.

  14. My drawing was most connected to Socrates because he believed the best way for people to live was to focus on self-development rather than the pursuit of material wealth. Socrates stated that the ideal life was spent in search of the good one does.

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