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Heidegger and happiness [electronic resource] :dwelling on fitting and being / Matthew King.

By: King, Matthew (Matthew Andrew).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Continuum studies in continental philosophy: Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 145 p.).ISBN: 9781441171719 (electronic bk.); 1441171711 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 | Happiness | Philosophy | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern | Heidegger, Martin | Gl�uck | Philosophische AnthropologieGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 193 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Heidegger and Happiness offers an original interpretation of Heidegger's later thought, within the context of his philosophy as a whole, to develop a new conception of human happiness. The book redeems the essential content of the Greek notion of eudaimonia and transcends recent debates concerning the 'objectivity' or 'subjectivity' of happiness. The author shows that Heidegger's thinking of being is far from arcane and abstract, and is crucially important in understanding the deepest sources of human well-being. An etymological examination of the word 'happiness' frees the word from the const.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-142) and index.

Heidegger and Happiness offers an original interpretation of Heidegger's later thought, within the context of his philosophy as a whole, to develop a new conception of human happiness. The book redeems the essential content of the Greek notion of eudaimonia and transcends recent debates concerning the 'objectivity' or 'subjectivity' of happiness. The author shows that Heidegger's thinking of being is far from arcane and abstract, and is crucially important in understanding the deepest sources of human well-being. An etymological examination of the word 'happiness' frees the word from the const.

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