ISBN-10:
1554811015
ISBN-13:
9781554811014
Pub. Date:
05/25/2015
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Theories of Happiness: An Anthology

Theories of Happiness: An Anthology

by Jennifer Wilson Mulnix, M.J. Mulnix

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Theories of Happiness: An Anthology

Theories of Happiness: An Anthology introduces readers to many difficult philosophical questions surrounding the concept of happiness. With historical and contemporary readings in philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, the anthology reflects a dialogue between ideas, providing for a rich conversation that brings out the key insights and strengths of several competing views. Each of the included readings is contextualized by the editors and situated to speak to the larger issues, including the value of happiness and its connection to well-being, the relationship of happiness to morality, whether happiness can be accurately and meaningfully measured, and whether there are universal standards for a happy life.

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ISBN-13: 9781554811014
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 522,658
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Wilson Mulnix is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

M.J. Mulnix is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Salem State University.

Table of Contents

Preface
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PART I: INTRODUCTION

PART II: HAPPINESS AS PLEASURE

  1. Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (selections)
  2. Daniel Kahneman, “Experienced Utility and Objective Happiness: A Moment-Based Approach”
  3. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism (selections)
  4. Fred Feldman, What Is This Thing Called Happiness? (selections)
  5. Daniel T. Gilbert and Timothy D. Wilson, “Miswanting: Some Problems in the Forecasting of Future Affective States”
  6. Daniel Haybron, An Emotional State Account of Happiness

PART III: HAPPINESS AS SATISFACTION

  1. Władysław Tatarkiewicz, “Happiness and Time”
  2. Valerie Tiberius and Alicia Hall, “Normative Theory and Psychological Research: Hedonism, Eudaimonism, and Why It Matters”
  3. John Kekes, “Happiness”
  4. Ed Diener and Martin Seligman, “Beyond Money: Toward an Economy of Well-Being”
  5. Martha C. Nussbaum, “Who Is the Happy Warrior? Philosophy, Happiness Research, and Public Policy”
  6. Robert Nozick, “Happiness”

PART IV: HAPPINESS AS EUDAIMONIA

  1. Plato, The Republic (selections)
  2. Epictetus, The Enchiridion
  3. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (selections)
  4. Richard Kraut, “Two Conceptions of Happiness”
  5. Martha C. Nussbaum, “Capabilities and Human Rights”
  6. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (selections)

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