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  1. added 2020-05-26
    Glück-Werte-Sinn.Matthias Hoesch, Sebastian Muders & Markus Rüther (eds.) - forthcoming - Walter de Gruyter.
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    Filosofia da ignorância.Filipe Calhau (ed.) - 2020 - Porto Alegre:
    This book is an essay on human ignorance. It addresses several biases of ignorance, ranging from the relationship we have with the sciences to the relationship we must have with conscience and, especially, with happiness. The main objective is to present some essays that serve as tools so that they can help readers to transpose points of view, overcoming old obstacles and expanding topics from various areas of life. Before thinking about the relationship we should have with knowledge and conscience, (...)
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    Reason to Be Cheerful.Tom Cochrane - forthcoming - Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
    This paper identifies a tension between the commitment to forming rationally justified emotions and the happy life. To illustrate this tension I begin with a critical evaluation of the positive psychology technique known as ‘gratitude training’. I argue that gratitude training is at odds with the kind of critical monitoring that several philosophers have claimed is regulative of emotional rationality. More generally, critical monitoring undermines exuberance, an attitude that plays a central role in contemporary models of the happy life. Thus, (...)
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    Wishing for Fortune, Choosing Activity: Aristotle on External Goods and Happiness.Eric Brown - 2006 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 22 (1):221-256.
    Aristotle's account of external goods in Nicomachean Ethics I 8-12 is often thought to amend his narrow claim that happiness is virtuous activity. I argue, to the contrary, that on Aristotle's account, external goods are necessary for happiness only because they are necessary for virtuous activity. My case innovates in three main respects: I offer a new map of EN I 8-12; I identify two mechanisms to explain why virtuous activity requires external goods, including a psychological need for external goods; (...)
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    Happiness is From the Soul: The Nature and Origins of Our Happiness Concept.Fan Yang - forthcoming - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
    What is happiness? Is happiness about feeling good or about being good? Across five studies, we explored the nature and origins of our happiness concept developmentally and crosslinguistically. We found that surprisingly, children as young as age 4 viewed morally bad people as less happy than morally good people, even if the characters all have positive subjective states (Study 1). Moral character did not affect attributions of physical traits (Study 2), and was more powerfully weighted than subjective states in attributions (...)
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    Ontem morri.Filipe Calhau (ed.) - 2019 - Lisbon: Chiado Publishers.
    A philosophical essay on the great questions of humanity. So spoke a deceased.
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  7. added 2020-04-02
    Ensaio sobre o individualismo.Filipe Calhau (ed.) - 2016 - Lisbon: Chiado Editora.
    Synopsis This book is an essay, it is an essay of Individualogy. It is an essay for “Individualism”. It is a rehearsal, because it rehearses, in the awareness that it is a rehearsal, open to other rehearsals. I have no interest in having a closed structure. I am interested in having an open structure for openings. It is an open rehearsal for more questions and more answers. If you have to answer why I write it, who I write it for, (...)
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  8. added 2020-03-30
    Feeling the Right Way: Normative Influences on People's Use of Emotion Concepts.Rodrigo Díaz & Kevin Reuter - forthcoming - Mind and Language.
    It is generally assumed that emotion concepts are purely descriptive. However, recent investigations suggest that the concept of happiness includes information about the morality of the agent's life. In this study, we argue that normative influences on emotion concepts are not restricted to happiness and are not about moral norms. In a series of studies, we show that emotion attribution is influenced by whether the agent's psychological and bodily states fit the situation in which they are experienced. People consider that (...)
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    Filosofia e felicidade.Filipe Calhau (ed.) - 2019 - Lisbon: Lisbon.
    Synopsis Most of the problems people experience are related to philosophical dilemmas. Applied philosophy is a discipline of philosophy that is dedicated to deconstructing and providing answers to these same dilemmas. This is a work of “Philosophical Counseling”, which aims to contribute to the awareness and happiness of the reader. For there are questions that need to be raised and answers that need to be obtained on the path to happiness.
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    A Liberdade e os escravos.Filipe Calhau (ed.) - 2018 - Lisbon: Chiado Publishers.
    Synopsis: There are a thousand and one ways to be a slave. There is a tendency to believe that the condition of a slave is a reality that happens from “outside to inside”, as if the responsibility of slavery was solely and exclusively of the other, the one who enslaves. A political, social, cultural, ethical, legal, relational and extrinsic issue. Too often, the most destructive slavery is forgotten, the one that happens from “inside out”. One in which the individual rejects (...)
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    Discourse on Happiness.Emilie Du Châtelet - 2009 - In Judith P. Zinsser (ed.), Selected Philosophical and Scientific Writings. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press. pp. 349–365.
    It is commonly believed that it is difficult to be happy, and there is much reason for such a belief; but it would be much easier for men to be happy if reflecting on and planning conduct preceded action. One is carried along by circumstances and indulges in hopes that never yield half of what one expects. Finally, one clearly perceives the means to be happy only when age and self- imposed fetters put obstacles in one’s way.
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    Life Worth Living (Rev. Edn).Thaddeus Metz - forthcoming - In Filomena Maggino (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 2nd edn. Springer.
    Moderately updated version of this encyclopaedia entry.
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  13. added 2020-02-12
    Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art.Monique Roelofs - 2007 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 66 (4):399-401.
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    Happiness, Freedom and God.R. G. Ross - 1945 - Journal of Philosophy 42 (21):585-586.
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    Sovereign Virtue: Aristotle on the Relation Between Happiness and Prosperity.Glenn Lesses - 1994 - Ethics 104 (2):402-403.
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    Happiness, Justice and Freedom: The Moral and Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill.Richard Arneson - 1985 - Ethics 95 (4):954-958.
  17. added 2019-12-29
    Utilitarismo.Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2006 - In Virgilio Melchiorre (ed.), Enciclopedia filosofica. Milan, Italy: Bompiani. pp. 11951-11958.
    A reconstruction of the origins, development and transformations in reaction to criticism of an ethical doctrine, followed by a discussion on its influence on law, political theory, economics and the social sciences.
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    Malthus, Thomas Robert (1766-1834).Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2013 - In James E. Crimmins (ed.), The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism. London & New York: Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 324-326.
    A discussion of Malthusian mythology yielding the classification as a 'theological utilitarian' followed by a revision of 18th Anglican moral theology re-described in terms of consequentialist voluntarism and an interpretation of Malthus's view on morality, population and political economics.
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  19. added 2019-12-11
    A Geneticist's Roadmap to Sanity.Gilbert B. Côté - manuscript
    World news can be discouraging these days. In order to counteract the effects of fake news and corruption, scientists have a duty to present the truth and propose ethical solutions acceptable to the world at large. -/- By starting from scratch, we can lay down the scientific principles underlying our very existence, and reach reasonable conclusions on all major topics including quantum physics, infinity, timelessness, free will, mathematical Platonism, happiness, ethics and religion, all the way to creation and a special (...)
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    Posterior Analytics and the Definition of Happiness in NE I.Carlo Natali - 2010 - Phronesis 55 (4):304-324.
    The first book of NE is organised on the model of investigating definitions described in the second Book of the Posterior Analytics, although, of course, with some adaptation due to the subject matter. It first establishes if the object exists and looks for the meaning of the terms used in common language to indicate it, next considers some necessary qualities of the object and then concludes with a definition of the object. We find there a dialectical syllogism of definition, and (...)
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  21. added 2019-09-18
    De ce (nu) suntem fericiți?Nicolae Sfetcu - 2019 - Drobeta Turnu Severin: MultiMedia Publishing.
    Fericirea este un concept fuzzy. Ea poate fi definită în termeni de a trăi o viață bună sau de a înflori, mai degrabă decât de a experimenta o emoție. Fericirea în acest sens a fost folosită pentru a traduce eudaimonia greacă și este încă folosită în etica virtuții. A existat o tranziție în timp, de la accent pe fericirea virtuții la virtutea fericirii. În psihologie, fericirea este o stare mentală sau emoțională a bunăstării, care poate fi definită, printre altele, de (...)
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    Mental Health Without Wellbeing.Sam Wren Lewis & Anna Alexandrova - forthcoming - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
    What is it to be mentally healthy? In the ongoing movement to promote mental health, to reduce stigma and to establish parity between mental and physical health, there is a clear enthusiasm about this concept and a recognition of its value in human life. However, it is often unclear what mental health means in all these efforts and whether there is a single concept underlying them. Sometimes the initiatives for the sake of mental health are aimed just at reducing mental (...)
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  23. added 2019-06-13
    A Distinction Regarding Happiness In Ancient Philosophy.Jon Miller - 2010 - Social Research 77 (2):595-624.
    This article argues for the importance of distinguishing the form of a theory of happiness from its content. It applies this distinction to ancient ethics, to show that almost all ancient philosophers subscribed to the same basic form or conception of happiness while differing over the details or content of happiness.
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  24. added 2019-06-11
    Happiness and Freedom in Aquinas’s Theory of Action.Colleen McCluskey - 2000 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 9 (1):69-90.
    Thomas Aquinas is commonly thought to hold that human beings will happiness and do so necessarily. This is taken to mean first that human beings are not able to will misery for the sake of misery and therefore not capable of pursuing misery for its own sake. Secondly, everything that human beings do will they will for the sake of happiness, and since human beings are moved to act on the basis of what they will, all of their actions are (...)
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  25. added 2019-06-07
    Review of Happiness: Lessons from a New Science. [REVIEW]Adam Oliver - 2006 - Economics and Philosophy 22 (2):299-307.
  26. added 2019-06-06
    Happiness, Eudaimonia, and The Principle of Descriptive Adequacy.Matthew Cashen - 2012 - Metaphilosophy 43 (5):619-635.
    Historically, philosophers have identified happiness with, among other things, pleasure, contentment, desire satisfaction, and, if we count the Greek eudaimonia as happiness, the life of virtue. When faced with competing theories of happiness, we need a way to decide which theory is more accurate. According to Larry Wayne Sumner's principle of descriptive adequacy, the best theory of happiness is the theory that best describes our ordinary, pretheoretical beliefs and intuitions. The chief aim of this article is to show that the (...)
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    Sara Ahmed. The Promise of Happiness. [REVIEW]Lisa Weems - 2012 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 2 (2):229-233.
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    The Love of Art: More Than a Promise of Happiness: Articles.Malcolm Budd - 2011 - British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (1):81-88.
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    Two Pedagogies for Happiness: Healing Goals and Healing Methods in the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas and The Śrī Bhāṣya of Rāmānuja: Martin Ganeri.Martin Ganeri - 2010 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 66:51-65.
    The scholastic mode of intellectual enquiry has been looked down upon in Western philosophical circles over the last few centuries, not least because of the central role of authorities shaping the reasoning that takes place and because of the fine distinctions and disputational mode of discourse it employs. The scholastic approach is, however, a prime example of philosophy as therapeia, of intellectual inquiry and reflection concerned with the healing transformation of human life, with what kind of knowledge and behaviour brings (...)
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    Narrative Possibilities of Happiness, Unhappiness, and Joy.Adam Potkay - 2010 - Social Research 77 (2):523-544.
    This essay has three parts, corresponding to the three concepts announced in my title: happiness, joy, and unhappiness. "Happiness" does not refer only to a feeling or subjective state, but designates as well an evaluation of a life or the narrative of a life. Accordingly, in representing the lives of fictional characters, novelists invite their readers to assess both what happy or flourishing lives might be, and the narrative routes, variously composed of circumstances and choices, by which such lives might (...)
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  31. added 2019-06-06
    Review of Vital Nourishment: Departing From Happiness, by François Jullien. [REVIEW]Hans-Georg Moeller - 2010 - Philosophy East and West 60 (3):437-440.
    When asked by students taking Chinese Philosophy classes with me what I can recommend as reading material, I usually say, among other things, anything written by François Jullien. Thankfully, with Vital Nourishment: Departing from Happiness, there is now a new title available in English translation to add to this list. As with the works of most philosophically inclined writers whom I like, this book by Jullien does not really say much that has not already been said by him, at least (...)
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    What Does the Ideal of Happiness Mean?Darrin M. McMahon - 2010 - Social Research 77 (2):469-490.
    Excerpt: Far from seeking to deny ourselves, we seem intent on pursuing pleasure and happiness at every turn. The subject of intense fascination in the media and popular culture, and of lively research in a host of academic disciplines ranging from psychology to sociology to economics, happiness as emerged in recent years as a major preoccupation of our time, at once the goal of individual lives and the "sole horizon," as the critic Pascal Bruckner has observed, or "our modern democracies". (...)
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    Eudaimonism, Teleology, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Meister Eckhart on “Living Without a Why”.John M. Connolly - 2009 - Faith and Philosophy 26 (3):274-296.
    Recent interest among both philosophers and the wider public in the tradition of virtue ethics often takes its inspiration from Aristotle or from Thomas Aquinas. In this essay I briefly outline the ethical approaches of these two towering figures, and then describe more fully the virtue ethics of Meister Eckhart, a medieval thinker who admired, though critically, both Aristotle and Aquinas. His related but distinctively original approach to the virtuous life is marked by a striking and seemingly paradoxical injunction to (...)
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    Review of Economics and Happiness: Framing the Analysis. [REVIEW]Daniel M. Haybron - 2009 - Economics and Philosophy 25 (2):217-223.
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    The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness. By Paul Murray, Op: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Richard Penaskovic - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (4):721-722.
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    On the Value of Happiness: Herder Contra Kant.Sonia Sikka - 2007 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 37 (4):515-546.
    IntroductionIn November of 1785, Kant published a highly unsympathetic review of the second part of Johann Gottfried Herder's Ideas for a Philosophy of the History of Mankind. Herder had once been Kant's pupil, and had greatly admired his teacher, but the content of this review shows how profound the philosophical differences between them had by then become. A central area of dispute emerging from the review concerns the nature of happiness, and its place within the ‘destiny’ or ‘vocation’ of the (...)
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    Amusement and the Philosophy of Emotion: A Neuroanatomical Approach: Dialogue.Joseph T. Palencik - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (3):419-434.
    ABSTRACT Philosophers who discuss the emotions have usually treated amusement as a non-emotional mental state. Two prominent philosophers making this claim are Henri Bergson and John Morreall, who maintain that amusement is too abstract and intellectual to qualify as an emotion. Here, the merit of this claim is assessed. Through recent work in neuroanatomy there is reason to doubt the legitimacy of dichotomies that separate emotion and the intellect. Findings suggest that the neuroanatomical structure of amusement is similar to other (...)
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    Conceptions of Happiness and Human Destiny in the Late Thirteenth Century. Eardley - 2006 - Vivarium 44 (2):276-304.
    Medieval theories of ethics tended on the whole to regard self-perfection as the goal of human life. However there was profound disagreement, particularly in the late thirteenth century, over how exactly this was to be understood. Intellectualists such as Aquinas famously argued that human perfection lay primarily in coming to know the essence of God in the next life. Voluntarists such as the Franciscan John Peckham, by contrast, argued that ultimate perfection was to be achieved _in patria_ through the act (...)
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    Elusive Pursuits: A Brief History of Happiness: Marar Elusive Pursuits.Ziyad Marar - 2005 - Think 3 (9):101-109.
    Ziyad Marar presents a brief history of the quest for happiness, and of its relation to philosophy.
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    In Pursuit of Happiness: Hobbes’s New Science of Ethics.Donald Rutherford - 2003 - Philosophical Topics 31 (1/2):369-393.
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    What Do We Want From a Theory of Happiness&Quest.Daniel M. Haybron - 2003 - Metaphilosophy 34 (3):305-329.
    In this paper I defend a methodology for theorizing about happiness conceived as a type of psychological state. I reject three methods: conceptual or linguistic analysis; scientific naturalism—deferring to our best scientific theories of happiness; and what I call the “pure normative adequacy” approach, according to which the best conception of happiness is the one that best fulfills a particular role in moral theory (e.g., utility). The concept of happiness is foremost a folk notion employed by laypersons who have various (...)
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    Happiness, Death, and the Remainder of Life, by Jonathan Lear. [REVIEW]Barbara Hannan - 2002 - Ancient Philosophy 22 (1):208-216.
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    Kant on Freedom, Law, and Happiness. [REVIEW]Katrin Flikschuh - 2002 - Dialogue 41 (3):606-610.
    Kant exegesis and interpretation has become something of a growth industry, especially in the area of practical philosophy, where impressively argued scholarly and interpretative monographs abound. This is due partly to John Rawls's influential affirmation of the contemporary relevance of Kant's moral thinking; indeed, many of the most assiduous current Kant scholars are former students of Rawls. A second reason lies in the rediscovery of Kant's late work, The Metaphysics of Morals, which is congenial especially to those who feel uncomfortable (...)
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    Stephen Engstrom and Jennifer Whiting , Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics: Rethinking Happiness and Duty, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998, Pp. Ix 310, $33.95. [REVIEW]John Mckie - 2001 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 79 (1):140-141.
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    The Happiness of the City and the Happiness of the Individual in Plato’s Republic.Donald Morrison - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (1):1-24.
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    Review of Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness by Robert Thurman. [REVIEW]John M. Koller - 2001 - Philosophy East and West 51 (1):138-141.
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    2. The Task of Happiness: A Reflection on Human Suffering and Christian Joy.O. P. Paul Murray - 2001 - Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 4 (4).
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    Aquinas on the Twofold Human Good. Reason and Human Happiness in Aquinas’s Moral Science. [REVIEW]James C. Doig - 2000 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 74 (2):303-306.
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    Happiness and Human Flourishing in Kant's Ethics: THOMAS E. HILL, JR.Thomas E. Hill - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (1):143-175.
    Ancient moral philosophers, especially Aristotle and his followers, typically shared the assumption that ethics is primarily concerned with how to achieve the final end for human beings, a life of “happiness” or “human flourishing.” This final end was not a subjective condition, such as contentment or the satisfaction of our preferences, but a life that could be objectively determined to be appropriate to our nature as human beings. Character traits were treated as moral virtues because they contributed well toward this (...)
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    Book Reviews : Aquinas on the Twofold Human Good: Reason and Happiness in Aquinas' Moral Science, by Denis J. M. Bradley. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press , 1966. 472 Pp. Hb. £39.95. ISBN 0-8132-0861-0. [REVIEW]Jean Porter - 1999 - Studies in Christian Ethics 12 (1):88-90.
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