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Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Is That Possible? If So, How?

Ruut Veenhoven

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning. Happiness is not the same as optimal functioning but is a closely related phenomenon. Happiness is a major manifestation of ... More


John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Ben Eggleston, Dale Miller, and David Weinstein (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The “Art of Life” is John Stuart Mill's name for his account of practical reason. In this volume, eleven leading scholars elucidate this fundamental, but widely neglected, element of Mill's thought. ... More


Theory and Practice I: Bentham and the Greek Constitution of 1822

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers three major themes of the ‘Observations’: Jeremy Bentham's thesis that the acceptance of popular sovereignty should lead to a transformation of the theory and practice of ... More


Bentham’s Equality-Sensitive Theory of Value

Gerald J. Postema

in Utility, Publicity, and Law: Essays on Bentham's Moral and Legal Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198793175
eISBN:
9780191835100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793175.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Equality lies at the heart of Bentham’s theory of value, and hence at the core of his utilitarian moral and political theory.The thesis of this chapter is that a proper understanding of the ... More


Challenges to Engineering Moral Reasoners: Time and Context

Michał Klincewicz

in Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190652951
eISBN:
9780190652982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652951.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

A combination of algorithms, based on philosophical moral theories and analogical reasoning from standard cases, is a promising strategy for engineering software that can engage in moral reasoning. ... More


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