Philosophy and Happiness

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorL. Bortolotti

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A precious resource for anybody interested in contemporary thinking on happiness, Philosophy and Happiness encompasses a variety of philosophical traditions and draws from empirical work in psychology and economics to answer some of the oldest, and most pressing, questions about what contributes to individual well-being and life satisfaction.

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A precious resource for anybody interested in contemporary thinking on happiness, Philosophy and Happiness encompasses a variety of philosophical traditions and draws from empirical work in psychology and economics to answer some of the oldest, and most pressing, questions about what contributes to individual well-being and life satisf...

LISA BORTOLOTTI is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224296

ISBN - 13:9780230224292

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on contributors
Introducing Philosophy and Happiness; L.Bortolotti
PART I: HAPPINESS AND THE MEANINGFUL LIFE
Happiness and Meaningfulness: Some Key Differences; T.Metz
Happiness, Temporality, Meaning; J.Cottingham
Tragic Joyfulness; P.Tabensky
Shape and the Meaningfulness of Life; L.James
Immortal Happiness; M.Quigley & J.Harris
'I am well, apart from the fact that I have cancer': Explaining Well-being within Illness; H.Carel
Suffering in Happy Lives; M.W.Martin
PART II: HAPPINESS AND THE MIND.
Reflections on Positive Psychology; E.Duncan, I.Grazzani-Gavazzi & U.K.Subba
Face Value. Perception and Knowledge of Others' Happiness; E.Zamuner
The Politics of Happiness: Subjective vs. Economic Measures as Measures of Social Well-being; E.Angner
Happiness and Preference-Satisfaction; I.Law
The Politics of the Self: Stability, Normativity and the Lives we can Live with Living; J.Lenman
Happiness and Life Choices: Sartre on Desire, Deliberation and Action; J.Fernández
The Reflective Life and Happiness; V.Tiberius
References and Bibliography
Index

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"[A] solid addition to happiness studies, especially for its outreach to interdisciplinary avenues." --CHOICE