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The Morality of Happiness$
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Julia Annas

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195096521

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195096525.001.0001

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The Sceptics: Untroubledness Without Belief

The Sceptics: Untroubledness Without Belief

(p.351) 17 The Sceptics: Untroubledness Without Belief
The Morality of Happiness

Julia Annas (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Sextus Empiricus represents the only school of ancient scepticism to have developed views on happiness as our final end. He gives arguments to dislodge our commitment to all positive theories of happiness, aiming to produce suspension of judgement, which is alleged to result in tranquility. But what replaces it is not substantial enough to be plausibly articulated as a theory of happiness, and is too dependent on actual agreement to ground scepticism's alleged therapeutic value.

Keywords:   happiness, Sceptics, therapeutic value, tranquility

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