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The Resource The virtues of happiness : a theory of the good life, Paul Bloomfield

The virtues of happiness : a theory of the good life, Paul Bloomfield

Label
The virtues of happiness : a theory of the good life
Title
The virtues of happiness
Title remainder
a theory of the good life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bloomfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As children, we learn life is unfair: bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. So, it is natural to ask, 'Why play fairly in an unfair world? If being immoral will get you what you want and you know you can't get caught, why not do it?' The answers, as argued herein, begin by rejecting the idea that morality and happiness are at odds with one another. From this point of view, we can see how immorality undermines its perpetrator's happiness: self-respect is necessary for happiness, and immorality undermines self-respect. As we see how our self-respect is conditional upon how we respect others, we learn to evaluate and value ourselves, and others, appropriately. The central thesis is the result of combining the ancient Greek conception of happiness (eudaimonia) with a modern conception of self-respect. We become happy, we life the best life we can, only by becoming virtuous: by being as courageous, just, temperate, and wise as can be. These are the virtues of happiness. This book explains why it is bad to be bad and good to be good, and what happens to people's values as their practical rationality develops."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bloomfield, Paul
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1481
LC item number
.B63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford moral theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Happiness
  • Conduct of life
  • Virtues
  • Conduct of life
  • Ethics
  • Happiness
  • Virtues
  • Ethik
  • Glück
  • Gutes Leben
  • Etik
  • Livsföring
  • Lycka
  • Dygder
Label
The virtues of happiness : a theory of the good life, Paul Bloomfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) 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
Getting our bearings -- Becoming good -- Why it's good to be good
Control code
869589003
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199827367
Lccn
2013041300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023903131
System control number
(OCoLC)869589003
Label
The virtues of happiness : a theory of the good life, Paul Bloomfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244) 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
Getting our bearings -- Becoming good -- Why it's good to be good
Control code
869589003
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780199827367
Lccn
2013041300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023903131
System control number
(OCoLC)869589003

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