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Human happiness and morality : a brief introduction to ethics

Author: Robert F Almeder
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000.
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In Human Happiness and Morality, noted philosopher Robert Almeder provides lucid introductory explanations of the major ethical theories and traditions, as well as a clear and comprehensive discussion of the proposed answers to three basic questions in ethics: What makes a right act right? Why should I be moral? What is human happiness and how can I attain it? He then ventures beyond the basic questions, describing  Read more...
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Almeder, Robert F.
Human happiness and morality.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)606637392
Online version:
Almeder, Robert F.
Human happiness and morality.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000
(OCoLC)607787056
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Almeder
ISBN: 1573927597 9781573927598 1573927600 9781573927604
OCLC Number: 42462907
Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What makes a right act right? The theoretical alternatives --
Why should I be moral? Four responses --
What is human happiness? --
Stoicism revisited: prescriptions for attaining human happiness.
Responsibility: Robert Almeder.

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In Human Happiness and Morality, noted philosopher Robert Almeder provides lucid introductory explanations of the major ethical theories and traditions, as well as a clear and comprehensive discussion of the proposed answers to three basic questions in ethics: What makes a right act right? Why should I be moral? What is human happiness and how can I attain it? He then ventures beyond the basic questions, describing the relationship between morality and happiness; clearly defining human happiness; and raising the question of whether happiness, so defined, is the likely product of a life lived morally. In the final chapter, Almeder details simple Stoic rules for happy living and shows how it is possible to live the good life despite the existence of unhappiness and failure in others.

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