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The Resource Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano ; foreword by Robert B. Talisse

Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano ; foreword by Robert B. Talisse

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Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well
Title
Happiness and goodness
Title remainder
philosophical reflections on living well
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Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano ; foreword by Robert B. Talisse
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eng
Summary
How should we evaluate the success of each person's life? Countering the prevalent philosophical perspective on the subject, Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano defend the view that our well-being is dependent not on particular activities, accomplishments, or awards but on finding personal satisfaction while treating others with due concern. The authors suggest that moral behavior is not necessary for happiness and does not ensure it. Yet they also argue that morality and happiness are needed for living well, and together suffice to achieve that goal. Cahn and Vitrano link their position to elements within both the Hellenistic and Hebraic traditions, in particular the views of Epicurus and lessons found in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Written in an accessible style and illustrated with incisive vignettes drawn from history, literature, films, and everyday life, Happiness and Goodness is a work of philosophy for anyone who seeks to understand the nature of a good life
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Cahn, Steven M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Vitrano, Christine
  • Talisse, Robert B.
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  • Life
  • Conduct of life
  • Happiness
  • Well-being
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Conduct of life
  • Happiness
  • Life
  • Well-being
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Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano ; foreword by Robert B. Talisse
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Title from book home page (EBL, viewed July 8, 2016)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wasted Lives? -- Projects of Worth? -- Flourishing? -- Things That Matter? -- Morality and Happiness -- Morality and Unhappiness -- Character -- Appearing Moral -- God and Morality -- Heaven and Hell -- Moral Judgments -- Moral Standards -- Choosing the Experience Machine -- Happiness and Ignorance -- Assessing Achievement -- Pleasures and Pains -- Fear of the Divine -- Fear of Unfulfilled Desires -- Fear of Death -- Futility -- Living Well -- Satisfaction -- Concluding Questions
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ocn934705855
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780231539364
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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  • 768424
  • 97c97b02-d3b9-4d95-963e-27ac3a2740d1
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)934705855
Label
Happiness and goodness : philosophical reflections on living well, Steven M. Cahn, Christine Vitrano ; foreword by Robert B. Talisse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from book home page (EBL, viewed July 8, 2016)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wasted Lives? -- Projects of Worth? -- Flourishing? -- Things That Matter? -- Morality and Happiness -- Morality and Unhappiness -- Character -- Appearing Moral -- God and Morality -- Heaven and Hell -- Moral Judgments -- Moral Standards -- Choosing the Experience Machine -- Happiness and Ignorance -- Assessing Achievement -- Pleasures and Pains -- Fear of the Divine -- Fear of Unfulfilled Desires -- Fear of Death -- Futility -- Living Well -- Satisfaction -- Concluding Questions
Control code
ocn934705855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539364
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 768424
  • 97c97b02-d3b9-4d95-963e-27ac3a2740d1
  • 22573/ctt14d2zgd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934705855

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