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Law and Happiness.

Author: Eric A Posner; Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the earliest days of philosophy, thinkers have debated the meaning of the term happiness and the nature of the good life. But it is only in recent years that the study of happinessor "hedonics"has developed into a formal field of inquiry, cutting across a broad range of disciplines and offering insights into a variety of crucial questions of law and public policy. Law and Happiness brings together the best and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Posner; Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780226676029 0226676021
OCLC Number: 609863506
Description: 1 online resource (366 p.)
Contents: Contents; Introduction to the Conference on Law and Happiness; Measuring Well-Being for Public Policy: Preferences or Experiences?; Happiness Inequality in the United States; Who Is the Happy Warrior? Philosophy Poses Questions to Psychology; Two Recommendations on the Pursuit of Happiness; Hive Psychology, Happiness, and Public Policy; Illusory Losses; Pain and Suffering Awards: They Shouldn't Be (Just) about Pain and Suffering; Death, Happiness, and the Calculation of Compensatory Damages; Happiness Research and Cost-Benefit Analysis; What Does Happiness Research Tell Us About Taxation? The Effect of Crime on Life SatisfactionIndex.

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Since the earliest days of philosophy, thinkers have debated the meaning of the term happiness and the nature of the good life. But it is only in recent years that the study of happinessor "hedonics"has developed into a formal field of inquiry, cutting across a broad range of disciplines and offering insights into a variety of crucial questions of law and public policy. Law and Happiness brings together the best and most influential thinkers in the field to explore the question of what makes up happinessand what factors can be demonstrated to increase or decrease it. Martha Nussbaum offers.

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