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Juvenal Satires: Book IV

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781910572320
eISBN:
9781800342736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781910572320.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. The poems use humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the ... More


The GRID study in India1

Ahalya Hejmadi

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The GRID study was conducted in Pune, India, using the Hindi language. 122 participants filled out questionnaires containing 144 questions on the GRID questionnaire. Results revealed a general ... More


The Reckoning, II

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the two remaining threats to the age of contentment: unpopular military action and a revolt of the underclass. Any military venture almost receives strong popular approval in ... More


Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society

Peter N. Stearns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783627
eISBN:
9780814783634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, modern urban, industrial, affluent societies have made great strides towards fixing some of the problems that plagued other societies for centuries: food ... More


Happiness and Human Good

Philippa Foot

in Natural Goodness

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235088
eISBN:
9780191597428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235089.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Foot considers the view that practical rationality is nothing but the pursuit of happiness, which constitutes an objection to the account of practical rationality developed in the preceding chapters. ... More


Assessing Achievement

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between living well and an individual's assessment of his achievements. To understand living well, you need to distinguish between a person's achievements and his ... More


Satisfaction

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between satisfaction and happiness. Satisfied people are content with their lot. They have a favorable impression of their lives and do not suffer excessively ... More


The License for Financial Devastation

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of large corporations in financial devastation that has become especially severe in the years of contentment. Central to the economics of contentment is the general ... More


Disco Sucks

Dalton Conley

in Honky

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215863
eISBN:
9780520921733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215863.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The author tells of the new friendship he made during the new semester with a boy called Jerome McGill, a black boy. He describes Jerome's life as well as his attitude. He also tells of their ... More


Introduction

Beverley A. Searle

in Well-being: In search of a good life?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348876
eISBN:
9781447304241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main theme of the book and details the contents of the chapters contained in it. It presents data from research on the connection between having ... More


Yearning: Traces of the Divine Erotic Existence in the Cosmos

Elaine Padilla

in Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263561
eISBN:
9780823266296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263561.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a re-appropriation for Christianity of the concept of God’s erotic yearning prevalent in early theological works by interweaving in an unconventional manner a dialog held ... More


Happiness and contentment in English and Polish1

Paul A. Wilson, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, and Yu Niiya

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0037
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The GRID paradigm was employed to compare the differences between the conceptualizations of American English terms contentment and happiness with those of their respective Polish counterparts, ... More


The Culture of Contentment

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book examines what it calls the political economy of contentment. It argues that the fortunate and the favored do not contemplate and respond to their own longer-run well-being. Rather, they ... More


The Social Character of Contentment: An Overview

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses the social dimensions of contentment. In the past, many people in the United States experienced a certain sense of unease, of troubled conscience and associated discomfort when ... More


Taxation and the Public Services: The Perverse Effect

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of taxation in the culture of contentment. In the age of contentment, macroeconomic policy has come to center not on tax policy but on monetary policy. Higher interest ... More


The Bureaucratic Syndrome

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines how the bureaucratic syndrome is influenced by the pursuit of contentment. One of the most ubiquitous features of life in the late twentieth century is the complicated and ... More


The Economic Accommodation, I

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the ability of economics to accommodate its view of economic process, instruction and recommended public action to contentment. It begins with a discussion of the broad ... More


The Economic Accommodation, II

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines economic accommodation in the age of contentment. For some centuries, reputable mainstream economics has given grace and acceptability to convenient belief—to what the socially ... More


The Foreign Policy of Contentment: The Recreational and the Real

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines how the culture of contentment has influenced foreign policy in the United States. In general, performance in the area of foreign policy is relatively free from the economic, ... More


The Military Nexus, I

John Kenneth Galbraith

in The Culture of Contentment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171654
eISBN:
9781400889020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171654.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of the military in the community of contentment. During the past half century, Communism was considered the most obtrusive threat to contentment. The perception that ... More


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