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Happiness : classic and contemporary readings in philosophy

Author: Steven M Cahn; Christine Vitrano
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part I. Historical Sources. Part II. Contemporary theories.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Cahn; Christine Vitrano
ISBN: 9780195321401 0195321405
OCLC Number: 221960871
Description: xi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Republic (selections) / Plato --
Nicomachean ethics (selections) / Aristotle --
Letter to Menoeceus / Epicurus --
Leading doctrines / Epicurus --
On the happy life (selections) / Seneca --
Happy life (selections) / Augustine --
Summa contra gentiles (selections) / Thomas Aquinas --
Leviathan (selections) / Thomas Hobbes --
Upon the love of our neighbour / Joseph Butler --
Sceptic / David Hume --
Introduction to the principles of morals and legislation (selections) / Jeremy Bentham --
Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals (selections) / Immanuel Kant --
Critique of pure reason (selections) / Immanuel Kant --
On the variety and suffering of life (selections) / Arthur Schopenhauer --
Utilitarianism (selections) / John Stuart Mill --
Happiness and duty / Henry Sidgwick --
On the uses and disadvantages of history for life (selections) / Friedrich Nietzsche --
Forlornness / Jean-Paul Sartre --
Pleasure and happiness / Wayn Davis --
Why hedonism is false / Daniel Haybron --
Attitudinal and episodic happiness / John Kekes --
Happiness and time / Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz --
Two conceptions of happiness / Richard Kraut --
Virtue ethics / Richard Taylor --
Experience machine / Robert Nozick --
Happiness as achievement / Julia Annas --
Virtue and Eudaimonism / Julia Annas --
Happiness and immorality / Steven M. Cahn and Jeffrie G. Murphy --
Happiness and morality / Christine Vitrano.
Responsibility: edited by Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano.

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Part I. Historical Sources. Part II. Contemporary theories.

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A very timely and important contribution for college and university philosophy instructors. * David Elliott, University of Regina * A strength of the volume is the fantastic historical selections the Read more...

 
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