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The Resource Life's values : pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning, Alan H. Goldman

Life's values : pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning, Alan H. Goldman

Label
Life's values : pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning
Title
Life's values
Title remainder
pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning
Statement of responsibility
Alan H. Goldman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Life's Values Alan H. Goldman seeks to explain what is of ultimate value in individual lives. The proposed candidates include pleasure, happiness, meaning, and well-being. Only the latter is the all-inclusive category of personal value, and it consists in the satisfaction of deep rational desires. Since individuals' rational desires differ, the book cannot dictate what will maximize your own well-being and what in particular you ought to pursue. However it can tell you to make your desires rational (that is, informed and coherent) and it can also explain the nature of these states that typically enter into well-being: pleasure, happiness, and meaning being typically partial causes as well as effects of well-being. All are by-products of satisfying rational desires and rarely successfully aimed at directly. Pleasure comes in sensory, intentional, and pure feeling forms, each with an opposite in pain or distress. Happiness in its primary sense is an emotion, not a constant state as some philosophers assume, and in secondary senses a mood (disposition to have an emotion) or temperament (disposition to be in a mood). Meaning in life is a matter of events in one's life fitting into intelligible narratives. Events in narratives are understood teleologically as well as causally, in terms of outcomes aimed at as well antecedent events. So, in the briefest terms, this book distinguishes and relates pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning, and relates each to motivation and value
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldman, Alan H.
Index
index present
LC call number
BD431
LC item number
.G65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Life
  • Pleasure
  • Values
  • Well-being
  • Happiness
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Pleasure
  • Values
  • Well-being
Label
Life's values : pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning, Alan H. Goldman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pleasure -- Happiness -- Well-being -- Meaning in life -- Conclusions -- Appendix: desires
Control code
1040531993
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 186 pages
Isbn
9780198829737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040531993
Label
Life's values : pleasure, happiness, well-being, and meaning, Alan H. Goldman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pleasure -- Happiness -- Well-being -- Meaning in life -- Conclusions -- Appendix: desires
Control code
1040531993
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 186 pages
Isbn
9780198829737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1040531993

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