Perspectives on happiness : concepts, conditions and consequences / Soren Harnow Klausen.Material type: BookSeries: Social Sciences E-Books Online, Collection 2019, ISBN: 9789004390904.Publisher: Boston, MA : Brill, 2019Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004395794.Subject(s): Happiness | Well-beingDDC classification: 150 Online resources: DOI:
Front Matter -- Copyright -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction / Søren Harnow Klausen , Bryon Martin , Mustafa Cihan Camcı and Sarah A. Bushey -- Happiness in the Routine of Everyday Life / Mustafa Cihan Camci -- Against ‘Feeling Good’: Aristotle’s Concept of Happiness (eudaimonia) / A. Erdem Çifçi -- Utility, Liberty, and the State’s Duty to Promote Flourishing / Andrew Molas -- What Makes College Students Happy? A Day Reconstruction Study / Ranjeeta Basu and Marie D. Thomas -- Hegemonic Systems and the Politics of Happiness: the Fairy Tale as Ideology / Sheila M. Rucki and Lisa Ortiz -- Using Art Therapy Techniques to Explore Home Life Happiness / Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh , Carolina Escobar-Tello and Kathy Pui Ying Lo -- What Is the Good Life: an Overview of the ‘Good Life’ at the University of Florida / Sarah A. Bushey -- The Vocation Fulfilment: a Driver for Happiness at Work / Andrea-Mariana Marian and Valeriu Budeanu -- Classic Cars and Happiness: a Profile of Participants and Their Family, Community and Cultural Health / Bryon Martin -- Happiness and the Structure and Dynamics of Human Life / Søren Harnow Klausen -- Quo Vadis: Fullness or Emptiness in the Pursuit of Happiness? / Robert D. Hermanson -- Earthly Happiness and Heavenly Happiness / Seán Moran -- Happiness in Higher Education in Hong Kong: an Anthropology Study / Kelly K. L. Chan -- Re-Embracing Simplicity: an Exploration of Epicurean Happiness / Julia Hotz -- The Subjective Well-Being of Married Women In and Out of the Workforce in Sri Lanka / Ann Shelomi Panditharatne -- The Sublime Landscape / Jane Russell-O’Connor.
Happiness is a challenging, multifaceted topic, which obviously calls for an interdisciplinary approach. This work is a collection of papers which explores the phenomenon of happiness from a variety of angles, and from both theoretical and practical perspectives. They deal with the general nature and conditions of happiness, methods and measures for studying happiness, the consequences of happiness policies and discourses and the significance of specific factors, like landscapes or educational environments, for happiness. Some of the papers investigate the thoughts of ancient, 19th-century or 20th-century philosophers. Others employ theories and techniques from contemporary psychology to get a firmer grip on the elusive phenomenon of happiness. Contributors include Ranjeeta Basu, Valeriu Budeanu, Sarah A. Bushey, Mustafa Cihan Camci, Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh, Carolina Escobar-Tello, Julia Hotz, Søren Harnow Klausen, Kathy Pui Ying Lo, Andrea-Mariana Marian, Bryon Martin, Andrew Molas, Sean Moran, Liza Ortiz, Shelomi Panditharatne, Sheila M. Rucki, Jane Russel-O’Connor and Marie Thomas.