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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


Measuring 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/9780199571178.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Empirical scientists often engage in research designed to reveal the relationship between happiness and such things as age, wealth, or nationality. Some of the tests used to measure happiness are ... More


In Search of Consensus and Fellowship: New York’s Swiss Amish

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how, despite their common origin in the Anabaptist movement and Jacob Ammann's break with the larger Mennonite movement, today's Amish are ethnically and religiously diverse. ... More


A Conventional Measure of Happiness: A Reexamination

Michael B. Kaufman

in Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 9 reconsiders the findings of the book’s study by replicating its main statistical analyses using a conventional and widely used survey self-report measure of happiness as a dependent ... More


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