The Monist 99 (2):112-127 (2016)

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Christine Tappolet
Université de Montréal
Mauro Rossi
Université du Québec à Montréal
Abstract
What is the relation between virtue and wellbeing? Our claim is that, under certain conditions, virtue necessarily tends to have a positive impact on an individual’s wellbeing. This is so because of the connection between virtue and psychological happiness, on the one hand, and between psychological happiness and wellbeing, on the other hand. In particular we defend three claims: that virtue is constituted by a disposition to experience fitting emotions, that fitting emotions are constituents of fitting happiness, and that fitting happiness is a constituent of wellbeing. What follows is that, under certain conditions, virtue disposes the individual to experience wellbeing-constituting states. We end with a discussion of two objections that may be raised against our proposal.
Keywords wellbeing  virtue  emotions  fitting attitude
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DOI 10.1093/monist/onv038
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