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The Resource Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano

Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano

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Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well
Title
Happiness and goodness
Title remainder
philosophical reflections on living well
Statement of responsibility
Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How should we evaluate the success of each person's life? Countering the prevalent philosophical perspective on the subject, Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano defend the view that our well-being is dependent not on particular activities, accomplishments, or awards but on finding personal satisfaction while treating others with due concern. The authors suggest that moral behavior is not necessary for happiness and does not ensure it. Yet they also argue that morality and happiness are needed for living well, and together suffice to achieve that goal. Cahn and Vitrano link their position to elements within both the Hellenistic and Hebraic traditions, in particular the views of Epicurus and lessons found in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with incisive vignettes drawn from history, literature, films, and everyday life, Happiness and Goodness is a compelling work of philosophy for anyone who seeks to understand the nature of a good life.
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Amazon.com
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10434630
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
171/.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
philosophical reflections on living well
Label
Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wasted lives? -- Projects of worth -- Flourishing -- Things that matter -- Morality and happiness -- Morality and unhappiness -- Character -- Appearing moral -- God and morality -- Heaven and hell -- Moral judgments -- Moral standards -- Choosing the experience machine -- Happiness and ignorance -- Assessing achievement -- Pleasures and pains -- Fear of the divine -- Fear of unfulfilled desires -- Fear of death -- Futility -- Living well -- Satisfaction -- Concluding questions
Control code
ocn900031476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 114 pages
Isbn
9780231172400
Lccn
2014041694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900031476
Label
Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wasted lives? -- Projects of worth -- Flourishing -- Things that matter -- Morality and happiness -- Morality and unhappiness -- Character -- Appearing moral -- God and morality -- Heaven and hell -- Moral judgments -- Moral standards -- Choosing the experience machine -- Happiness and ignorance -- Assessing achievement -- Pleasures and pains -- Fear of the divine -- Fear of unfulfilled desires -- Fear of death -- Futility -- Living well -- Satisfaction -- Concluding questions
Control code
ocn900031476
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 114 pages
Isbn
9780231172400
Lccn
2014041694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900031476

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