Daniel C. Russell

in Happiness for Humans

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199583683
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745713 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the book’s overall focus on happiness as a good life as a whole, and contrasts that perspective — dominant in ancient discussions of happiness — with modern hedonist, desire-satisfaction, and objective list accounts. It gives an overview of the theory of happiness defended in the book, and summarizes how that theory is developed chapter by chapter.

Keywords: sesire satisfaction; Eudaimonism; Hedonism; objective list; practical reasoning

Chapter.  5766 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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