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Single Idea 21835

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / b. Eudaimonia]

Full Idea

It would be nice if I could advance the case for Eudaimonics - empirical enquiry into the nature, causes, and constituents of flourishing, …and the case for some ways of living and being as better than others.

Gist of Idea

We need Eudaimonics - the empirical study of how we should flourish

Source

Owen Flanagan (The Really Hard Problem [2007], 4 'Normative')

Book Reference

Flanagan,Owen: 'The Really Hard Problem' [MIT 2007], p.107


A Reaction

Things seem to be moving in that direction. Lots of statistics about happiness have been appearing.