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Whole Life Satisfaction Concepts of Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The most popular concepts of happiness among psychologists are ones according to which happiness is “satisfaction with life as a whole”. There are hundreds of non‐equivalent forms of Whole Life ... More


Our Authority over Our Own Happiness

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Writers on happiness often discuss a question about our authority with respect to our own happiness. Some maintain that we do have authority; others deny it. This is a vexed topic, in part because ... More


Motivations, Actions, and the Value of Friendship

P.E. Digeser

in Friendship Reconsidered: What It Means and How It Matters to Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231174343
eISBN:
9780231542111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174343.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Establishes that our practices of friendship structure how friends act towards one another as well as the motives that friends must mutually recognize. Different practices of friendship are ... More


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