The Good Life: Unifying the Philosophy and Psychology of Well-Being

OUP USA (2014)
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Abstract

Science and philosophy study well-being with different but complementary methods. Marry these methods and a new picture emerges: To have well-being is to be "stuck" in a positive cycle of emotions, attitudes, traits and success. This book unites the scientific and philosophical worldviews into a powerful new theory of well-being.

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Introduction

Philosophers who study well-being appear stuck in a never-ending stalemate. And psychologists who study well-being appear incapable of providing a clear account of their discipline, Positive Psychology. This introduction describes the overall plan of this book as an attempt to use some con... see more

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