David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Lisa Bortolotti (ed.)
Philosophy and Happiness addresses the need to situate any meaningful discourse about happiness in a wider context of human interests, capacities and circumstances. How is happiness manifested and expressed? Can there be any happiness if no worthy life projects are pursued? How is happiness affected by relationships, illness, or cultural variants? Can it be reduced to preference satisfaction? Is it a temporary feeling or a persistent way of being? Is reflection conducive to happiness? Is mortality necessary for it? These are the questions people ask themselves when they stop and think about how they feel, how their lives are going, and how they would be going if different choices had been made or different values had been prioritized. These are the questions that contributors to this volume begin to answer, adopting different methodologies, among which the analysis of widespread intuitions about imaginary and real-life scenarios, and reflection on the interpretation of the relevant empirical evidence emerging from psychology and economics.
|Keywords||happiness meaning of life ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Lisa Bortolotti (ed.) (2009). Philosophy and Happiness. Palgrave MacMillan.
Fred Feldman (2010). What is This Thing Called Happiness? Oxford University Press.
Mark Chekola (2007). "Happiness" and Economics. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 5:175-180.
Fred Feldman (2008). Whole Life Satisfaction Concepts of Happiness. Theoria 74 (3):219-238.
Thaddeus Metz (2009). Happiness and Meaningfulness: Some Key Differences. In Lisa Bortolotti (ed.), Philosophy and Happiness. Palgrave Macmillan. 3-20.
Vivasvan Soni (2011). Mourning Happiness: Narrative and the Politics of Modernity. Cornell University Press.
Anthony Kenny (2006). Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Utility: Happiness in Philosophical and Economic Thought. Imprint Academic.
Hon-Lam Li (2011). &Quot;on Happiness&Quot;. World Policy Journal (summer):4-5.
Dan Haybron (forthcoming). Happiness. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Andrew Sneddon (2008). Locating Happiness. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 49:77-81.
Richard Smith (2008). The Long Slide to Happiness. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):559-573.
Stephen M. Fishman & Lucille Mccarthy (2013). Conflicting Uses of 'Happiness' and the Human Condition. Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (5):509-515.
Added to index2010-12-18
Total downloads66 ( #22,044 of 1,101,088 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #17,091 of 1,101,088 )
How can I increase my downloads?