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  • Hythloday's Definition Of Happiness
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    Who do you think are the happiest: the citizens of Utopia, those of Bensalem, or those of Brave New World? The book definition of happiness is a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The true meaning of happiness varies from person to person. Everyone has a different definition of what happiness means to them and what can make one person happy, can make another person unhappy. For the citizens of Utopia, those of Bensalem, and those of Brave New W...
  • Randomness Of Human Thought
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    Notes to Myself: Facades Sometimes mankind has to ask the question 'what is it that makes up the actions and determines the type of interaction that we display when around other people?' Notes to Myself is the contemporary world's way of questioning the value of putting on facades. The novel also questions things we know as 'trivial's uch as watching a cat sleep on our belly or staring at clouds in the sky. The author used an interesting form for writing his collection, omitting page numbers and...
  • Reader Questions Happiness
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    Jim Holt fails to label happiness as yet another social evil in 'Against Happiness', an essay in the sunday magazine of the New York Times from June 20, 2004. In this essay Holt argues that: 'Sad people are nice. Angry people are nasty. And, oddly enough, happy people tend to be nasty, too. ' This presents an intriguing, counterintuitive argument to his readers, and while this is definitely an interesting argument to engage in, Holt falls short of convincing me of happiness' dark side. Sometimes...
  • 1998 Aristotelian Happiness And Then Some Aristotle
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    11 Aristotelian Happiness Philosophical Inquiry 11 September, 1998 Aristotelian Happiness and Then Some Aristotle presents a conflicting view of what happiness is and how it can be attained. In Nicomachean Ethics, he says that true happiness is the good that all humans seek as an end to itself and that all others goods are encompassed by this most final good. However, Aristotle also leans toward the idea that material and temporary pleasures can contribute to happiness. He does not reconcile the...
  • Aristotle's Definition Of Happiness
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    Aristotle: Highest End To All Things Is Aristotle: Highest End To All Things Is Happiness Aristotle argues things people do aims at some end or end. The highest end to all of these things is attaining happiness. I maintain that it is impossible for a human being to be happy according to Aristotle's definition due to the fact that he sets strict conditions of perfect virtue thus happiness. Aristotle suggests that happiness is not a state, but rather we count happiness as an activity. He argues th...

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