Happiness and the good life


Happiness and the good life

Mike W. Martin

Oxford University Press, c2012

  • : hardcover

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Bibliography: p. 211-224

Includes index



What is happiness? How is it related to morality and virtue? Does living with illusion promote or diminish happiness? Is it better to pursue happiness with a partner than alone? Philosopher Mike W. Martin addresses these and other questions as he connects the meaning of happiness with the philosophical notion of "the good life." Defining happiness as loving one's life and valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment and a deep sense of meaning, Martin explores the ways in which happiness interacts with all other dimensions of good lives-in particular with moral decency and goodness, authenticity, mental health, self-fulfillment, and meaningfulness. He interweaves a variety of examples from memoirs, novels, and films along the way, connecting his discussion of the philosophical issues to related topics that interest all of us: virtue, love, philanthropy, suffering, simplicity, balancing work and leisure, and much more. Drawing on wide-ranging and robust evidence, Martin also makes the case that we need a "politics of happiness" whereby government would apply the results of recent "happiness studies" in psychology to public policy.


  • Preface
  • 1. Loving Life
  • 2. Valuing Happiness
  • 3. Betting on Virtue
  • 4. Authenticity
  • 5. Happily Self-Deceived
  • 6. Suffering in Happy Lives
  • 7. Paradoxes of Happiness
  • 8. Happy to Help
  • 9. Shared Pursuits in Love
  • 10. Balancing Work and Leisure
  • 11. Simplicity
  • 12. Felicity in Frankenstein
  • 13. Personal and Political
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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  • ISBN
    • 9780199845217
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  • 出版地
    New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    xiii, 230 p.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
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