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Sensory Hedonism 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/9780199571178.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Bentham, Mill, and Sidgwick say things that strongly suggest sensory hedonism about happiness. This is the view that a person's level of happiness is equal to the total amount of sensory pleasure he ... More


Attitudinal Hedonism 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/9780199571178.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to Attitudinal Hedonism about Happiness (AHH), to be happy at a time is to have a positive net balance of intrinsic occurrent attitudinal pleasure at that time. Happiness in an interval is ... More


Happiness as Eudaimonia

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/9780199583683.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that eudaimonia provides an excellent basis for thinking about happiness. It compares ancient and modern concepts of happiness, arguing that the Greek concept of eudaimonia is one ... More


Ultimate Good, Part II: Hedonism

Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer

in The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199603695
eISBN:
9780191781834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603695.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sidgwick’s version of hedonism sees happiness as consisting of intrinsically desirable states of consciousness and therefore combines elements of both internalism and externalism. We compare this ... More


Evil Action

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Haybron and Singer claim that we ought to build an account of evil action on a prior account of evil personhood. This chapter argues for the contrary view that we ought to begin with an account of ... More


Conceptual Pluralism about Evil Action

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers arguments for and against psychologically thick accounts of evil action. Steiner, Garrard, and Haybron claim that there is a sharp, qualitative difference between evil actions ... More


Aggregative Accounts of Evil Personhood

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

It is not clear what it means to say that someone is an evil person. According to aggregative accounts, an evil person is someone who has done enough evil. According to dispositional accounts, an ... More


Dispositional Accounts of Evil Personhood

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Dispositional accounts of evil personhood are vulnerable to two objections. First, they allow for the possibility of blameless evil persons who have done nothing wrong. Second, in light of the ... More


Evil Feelings

Luke Russell

in Evil: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712480
eISBN:
9780191780790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712480.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers whether the dispositional account of evil personhood should allow for the possibility that someone could be evil merely in virtue of having evil feelings. For instance, ... More


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