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Philosophy of happiness - Wikipedia


The philosophy of happiness is the philosophical concern with the existence, nature, and attainment of happiness. Philosophically, happiness can be ...

Happiness (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)


Jul 6, 2011 ... There are roughly two philosophical literatures on “happiness,” each corresponding to a different sense of the term. One uses 'happiness' as a ...

Aristotle and Happiness - Pursuit-of-Happiness.org


Aristotle was a pioneer of the study of human happiness. We describe the core of his philosophy and theories, based on his writings.

Socrates and Happiness - Pursuit-of-Happiness.org


The Roman philosopher Cicero once said that Socrates “wrested philosophy from the heavens and brought it down to earth.” Prior to Socrates, Greek philosophy ...

Plato on Happiness


Oct 25, 2004 ... Plato on Happiness: The Republic's answer to Thrasymachus. As we have ... However, her life will be less happy than the philosophers' or the.

Plato: Happiness - Bibliography - PhilPapers


Plato and Other Philosophers in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy · Plato: Friendship in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy · Plato: Happiness in Ancient ...

Happiness - Philosophical Definition - The-Philosophy.com


May 9, 2012 ... 1 How to define happiness ? How to achieve it ? The heart of Ancient Philosophy; 2 General Definitions: 3 Specific definitions of philosophers: ...

Eudaimonism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy


... Eudaemonism or Eudaimonia) is a moral philosophy that defines right action as that ... The term "eudaimonia" is a classical Greek word, commonly translated as ... Eudaimonism can be thought of as any theory that puts personal happiness  ...

The Philosophy of Happiness: Finding Pleasure in Your Life


He was among the first philosophers to argue that happiness is not divinely given but ... The Greek word eros stands for love, friendship, and passion—desires that make .... So what defines someone as an optimist or a pessimist other than the ...