“The Berlin Forum Seminars Online Project” intends to discuss ideas that deal with various aspects of the good life in the contemporary world. Our background is philosophical — both ancient (Greek stoicism in the first instance) and contemporary (predominantly American pragmatism) — but we also appreciate the interdisciplinary approaches. We want to use the social media for this purpose. The communicative tools that contemporary social media offer us, facilitate such discussions and promote ideas in new ways. We intend to perform the discussions by means of the online conversations and webinars. The agenda includes: the quality of the good life, the modes of the good life, happiness, love, respect, justice, conflicts and similar themes.
The October 5 Online Seminar (Thursday, October 5, 2017, 8.00PM-9.00PM Berlin Time) will be devoted to the discussion about the text of John Lachs (Vanderbilt University, Nashville) that is entitled “The Quality of Life” (READ it from HERE or DOWNLOAD PDF from HERE). We received this text from professor Lachs on July 21, 2017, and we thank him for his permission to publish it on our website and use it for the purposes of the online seminars. We encourage everybody interested to send us your questions and comments; we will be happy to use them during a webinar with professor Lachs in November 2017.
For those, who are interested more in John Lachs’s views, we suggest taking a look at his www at Berlin Forum CLICK HERE