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22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 5. Happiness / a. Nature of happiness

[what is the intrinsic nature of happiness?]

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You can be good while asleep, or passive, or in pain [Aristotle]
Happiness seems to involve virtue, or practical reason, or wisdom, or pleasure, or external goods [Aristotle]
Horses, birds and fish are not happy, lacking a divine aspect to their natures [Aristotle]
Living happily is nothing but living virtuously [Plutarch on Chrysippus]
A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is [Seneca]
To be always happy is to lack of knowledge of one half of nature [Seneca]
Happiness is a good which once obtained leaves nothing more to be desired [Boethius]
Happiness is advancement towards perfection [Leibniz]
Happiness is a pleasant sensation, or continued state of such sensations [Hutcheson]
Our happiness is all that matters, not as a sensation, but as satisfaction with our whole existence [Kant]
Happiness is the condition of a rational being for whom everything goes as they wish [Kant]
The happiest people link the beginning and end of life [Goethe]
Happiness is the swift movement from desire to satisfaction, and then again on to desire [Schopenhauer]
Modest people express happiness as 'Not bad' [Nietzsche]
Pleasure can have a location, and be momentary, and come and go - but happiness can't [Taylor,R]
What counts as 'flourishing' must be relative to various sets of values [Harman]