Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 33 items for:

  • Keywords: eudaimonism x
  • Moral Philosophy x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

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


The Problem of Inauthentic 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/9780199571178.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Amartya Sen mentioned the case of a “demeaned and demoralized housewife” who has been brainwashed into thinking that a constricted life such as hers is appropriate for a woman. Thus, she is satisfied ... More


Intelligent Virtue

Julia Annas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199228782
eISBN:
9780191725524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book develops an account of virtue which, in a contemporary version, foregrounds the idea that virtue is an exercise of practical intelligence (ideally, a form of practical wisdom) similar to the ... More


Disgusting 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/9780199571178.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

An ancient objection to eudaimonism is based on the idea of “disgusting happiness”. Steven Cahn developed an interesting version of this objection based on a fictional character—Judah Rosenthal, from ... More


Some Puzzles about 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/9780199571178.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Popular reports indicate that some empirical researchers have discovered that the curve of lifetime happiness is U‐shaped; others have discovered that it is inverted U‐shaped; and others have found ... More


Eudaimonism

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/9780199571178.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Eudaimonism is the doctrine that welfare tracks happiness. Section 8.2 contains critical discussion of several proposed tests designed to help us to focus on the concept of welfare. The Crib Test and ... More


PSYCHOLOGICAL EUDAIMONISM AND INTERPRETATION IN GREEK ETHICS

MARK LEBAR and NATHANIEL GOLDBERG

in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646043
eISBN:
9780191743368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics can each be understood as claiming that all human beings desire to live well, and that this desire, when accompanied by correct beliefs about the role of virtue in ... More


Well‐Being

Valerie Tiberius and Alexandra Plakias

in The Moral Psychology Handbook

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582143
eISBN:
9780191594496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582143.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Whether it is to be maximized or promoted as the object of a duty of beneficence, well-being is a vitally important notion in ethical theory. Well-being is a value, but to play the role it has often ... More


The Value of Living Well

Mark LeBar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931118
eISBN:
9780199345717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931118.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Since the middle of the twentieth century, virtue ethics has enriched the range of philosophical approaches to normative ethics, often drawing on the work of the ancient Greeks, who offered accounts ... More


Happiness for Humans

Daniel C. Russell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book takes a fresh look at happiness from a practical perspective: the perspective of someone trying to solve the wonderful problem of how to give himself a good life. From this perspective, ... More


What Makes a Character Trait a Virtue

Christine Swanton

in Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253883
eISBN:
9780191598517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253889.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides arguments against eudaimonistic virtue ethics.


How (And Maybe Why) To Grieve Like an Ancient Philosopher

Scott LaBarge

in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646043
eISBN:
9780191743368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although hostility to the emotion of grief is most often associated with the Stoics, this attitude actually is shared by a surprisingly wide range of ancient schools. Some want to eradicate the ... More


Introduction

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter explains the book’s overall focus on happiness as a good life as a whole, and contrasts that perspective — dominant in ancient discussions of happiness — with modern ... More


Happiness, Eudaimonia, and Practical Reasoning

Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583683
eISBN:
9780191745713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 1 offers an overview of eudaimonism as an approach to happiness, focusing on Aristotle’s account in Nicomachean Ethics I. Eudaimonism consists of two main ideas. First, deliberation requires ... More


Psychological Eudaimonism: A Reading of Aristotle

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Aristotle's eudaimonism as a case study and argues that when eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics is understood as holistically including all other ... More


The Paradox of Eudaimonism: An Existential Critique

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Transmission principle and the weak erosiac thesis provide the psychological basis for Aristotle's eudaimonism. Yet when he tries to work out a conception of virtue, ... More


Conclusion

Micheal Slote

in The Impossibility of Perfection: Aristotle, Feminism, and the Complexities of Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790821
eISBN:
9780199919185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790821.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite the major disagreements with Aristotle, this book agrees with him in allowing for the possibility of nonreductive and objective value judgments. But it argues that such judgments have to be ... More


Two cheers for virtue: or, might virtue be habit forming? 1

Peter Railton

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Volume 1

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693269
eISBN:
9780191732058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693269.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Traditional virtue-oriented approaches to ethics suppose that acquiring relatively stable character traits, such as courage and compassion, is crucial in addressing the question of how to be. ... More


Living Happily

Julia Annas

in Intelligent Virtue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199228782
eISBN:
9780191725524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228782.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter turns to the happy life, first giving an outline account of eudaimonism, the idea that we all aim at an initially unspecific happy life, trying to achieve it by trial and error in ... More


View: