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Happiness and the good life

Author: Mike W Martin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Loving life -- Valuing happiness -- Betting on virtue -- Authenticity -- Happily self-deceived -- Suffering in happy lives -- Paradoxes of happiness -- Happy to help -- Shared pursuits in love -- Balancing work and leisure -- Simplicity -- Felicity in Frankenstein -- Personal and political.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike W Martin
ISBN: 9780199845217 0199845212
OCLC Number: 785786444
Description: XIII, 230 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. Loving Life ; 2. Valuing Happiness ; 3. Betting on Virtue ; 4. Authenticity ; 5. Happily Self-Deceived ; 6. Suffering in Happy Lives ; 7. Paradoxes of Happiness ; 8. Happy to Help ; 9. Shared Pursuits in Love ; 10. Balancing Work and Leisure ; 11. Simplicity ; 12. Felicity in Frankenstein ; 13. Personal and Political ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Mike W. Martin.

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Philosopher Mike W. Martin here examines the meaning of happiness by connecting it to the philosophical notion of "the good life."  Read more...

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This thoughtful, informative book suggests that happiness is one element in a good life, and that it is interwoven with the strands of every other element that constitutes a good life. Martin Read more...

 
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