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Quarterly Essay - The Good Life: David Malouf
In The Good Life: Happiness and Virtue in the Modern World, the latest Quarterly Essay, one of Australia’s finest writers and thinkers returns to one of the most fundamental existential questions and give it a modern twist: what is it to live a good life?
In a Wheeler Centre conversation with philosopher and memoirist Raimond Gaita, David Malouf further explores the theme of his Quarterly Essay. The discussion touches on the classical origins of happiness and virtue, and how they continue to shape our ideas. They explore the relationship between happiness and suffering, cosmopolitanism and the body, and they chart the geographical and cultural limits of happiness and the good life.