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William Edelglass Presents “The Genealogy of Happiness” at Landmark College, February 11

The Spring 2020 Landmark College Academic Speaker Series opens with a talk by William Edelglass on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium, located in the East Academic Building.

Edelglass’s talk, entitled “The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology” will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory before turning to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness.” The program will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.

William Edelglass teaches philosophy, environmental studies, and Buddhist studies at Marlboro College. He was also recently appointed the Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information or questions about venue accessibility, contact Eve Leons at Driving directions, a campus map, and more information about the Landmark College Academic Speaker Series is available at

Videos of previous speaker presentations are made possible by Brattleboro Community Television and can be found at