Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Happiness and the Good Life - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Happiness and the Good Life

Mike W. Martin


Happiness in Good Lives explores happiness as an important dimension of fully desirable lives. Happiness is defined as loving one’s life, valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment and a robust sense of meaning. As such, it interacts with all other dimensions of good lives, in particular with moral decency and goodness, authenticity, mental health, self-fulfillment, and meaningfulness. The book integrates philosophical issues with topics of broad human interest, and it includes chapters on how happiness connects with the virtues, love, philanthropy, suffering, simplicity, ba ... More

Keywords: happiness, virtues, authenticity, suffering, paradoxes of happiness, philanthropy, love, work, Frankenstein, politics of happiness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199845217
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike W. Martin, author
Chapman University