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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / c. Value of happiness

[how important is happiness?]

12 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]
Happiness is perfect and self-sufficient, the end of all action [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]
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]
Good versus evil has been banefully reduced to happiness versus misfortune [Baudrillard]