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What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


The Central Points of the Project as a Whole

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/9780199571178.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 14 summarizes the main points of the book. The reader is reminded that Part I focused on the descriptive concept of happiness. This is not itself an evaluative concept; it is probably a ... More


Well-Being and Death

Ben Bradley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557967
eISBN:
9780191721205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557967.001.1
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book addresses philosophical questions about death and well‐being. It defends two main theses. The first is hedonism, or the view that pleasure is what has intrinsic value for us. The second is ... More


Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics

L. W. Sumner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238782
eISBN:
9780191679773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophers agree that welfare matters. But they do not agree about what it is, or how much it matters. This book presents an original theory of welfare, investigating its nature and ... More


T. H. Green: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Political Philosophy

Maria Dimova-Cookson and William J. Mander (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199271665
eISBN:
9780191709364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Recent years have seen a growth of interest in T. H. Green as philosophers have begun to overturn received opinions of his philosophy and discover again for themselves his original and important ... More


Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

George Rudebusch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book argues that the Socrates of the Apology, Crito, Protagoras, Gorgias, and Republic 1 can consistently and compellingly speak of pleasure and virtue as the good for human beings by ... More


The Argument

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the different arguments regarding hedonism that are presented in the book. Most of the chapter is focused on providing a summary of the next eleven chapters, although a ... More


Pleasure Explanations

J. C. B. Gosling

in Pleasure and Desire: The Case of Hedonism Reviewed

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243397
eISBN:
9780191680670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243397.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses and establishes a connection between pleasure and human wanting, which is a more direct connection between ‘pleasure’ and one force of the word ‘want’. This relationship only ... More


Satan

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Satan is a minor character in the Gospels, appearing only in the temptation stories, but lurking in the backward elsewhere in the narrative. The most important question about Satan in these films is ... More


Well‐Being

Roger Crisp

in Reasons and the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199290338
eISBN:
9780191710476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290338.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter approaches the question of the best account of well-being, making a case for a historically significant but, in philosophy at least, currently unpopular view: hedonism. It argues for a ... More


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