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The good life : unifying the philosophy and psychology of well-being

Author: Michael A Bishop
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosophers defend theories of what well-being is but ignore what psychologists have learned about it, while psychologists learn about well-being but lack a theory of what it is. In The Good Life, Michael Bishop brings together these complementary investigations and proposes a powerful, new theory for understanding well-being. The network theory holds that to have well-being is to be "stuck" in a self-perpetuating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bishop, Michael A.
Good life.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014021211
(OCoLC)887851001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Bishop
ISBN: 9780199923120 0199923124 9780190212193 0190212195
OCLC Number: 894226893
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The network theory of well-being --
An inclusive approach to the study of well-being --
Positive causal networks and the network theory of well-being --
Positive causal networks and positive psychology --
The case for the network theory: an inference to the best explanation --
Issues in the psychology of happiness and well-being --
Objections to the network theory.
Other Titles: Unifying the philosophy and psychology of well-being
Responsibility: Michael A. Bishop.

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Science and philosophy study well-being with different but complementary methods. Marry these methods and a new picture emerges: To have well-being is to be "stuck" in a positive cycle of emotions,  Read more...

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This is an admirable project. * Sean Meseroll, Philosophical Quarterly * This important and engaging book brings a fresh perspective to the study of well-being. Michael Bishop proposes a new Read more...

 
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