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Happiness for Humans

Daniel C. Russell


This book takes a fresh look at happiness from a practical perspective: the perspective of someone trying to solve the wonderful problem of how to give himself a good life. From this perspective, “happiness” is the name of a solution to that problem for practical deliberation. The book’s approach to happiness falls within a tradition going back to ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, a tradition now called “eudaimonism.” Beginning with Aristotle’s seminal discussion of the role of happiness in practical reasoning, the book asks what sort of good happiness would have to be in order to play the ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Epictetus, Eudaimonia, Eudaimonism, grief, happiness, human nature, loss, Plato, self, Socrates, stoicism, virtue, welfare, well-being, wisdom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583683
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583683.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel C. Russell, author
University of Arizona