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22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 5. Happiness / c. Value of happiness

[how important is happiness?]

14 ideas
Aristotle is unsure about eudaimonia because he is unsure what people are [Nagel on Aristotle]
Goods like pleasure are chosen partly for happiness, but happiness is chosen just for itself [Aristotle]
How can an action be intrinsically good if it is a means to 'eudaimonia'? [Ackrill on Aristotle]
What happens to me if I obtain all my desires, and what if I fail? [Epicurus]
Life has no end (not even happiness), because we have desires, which presuppose a further end [Hobbes]
Pursuit of happiness is the highest perfection of intellectual nature [Locke]
A concern for happiness is the inevitable result of consciousness [Locke]
Morality is not about making ourselves happy, but about being worthy of happiness [Kant]
Only the English actually strive after happiness [Nietzsche]
It is a sign of degeneration when eudaimonistic values begin to prevail [Nietzsche]
We have no more right to 'happiness' than worms [Nietzsche]
I want my work, not happiness! [Nietzsche]
Basing ethics on flourishing makes it consequentialist, as actions are judged by contributing to it [Harman]
Good versus evil has been banefully reduced to happiness versus misfortune [Baudrillard]