Three theories (from SEP) Hedonists identify happiness with the individual's balance of pleasant over unpleasant experience (Sen, Kanheman) Life satisfaction theories identify happiness with having a favorable attitude toward one's life as a whole. This basic schema can be filled out in a variety of ways, but typically involves some sort of global judgment: an endorsement or affirmation of one's life as a whole (Nozick) Continua...
the emotional state view, departs from hedonism in a different way: instead of identifying happiness with pleasant experience, it identifies happiness with an agent's emotional condition as a whole. This includes nonexperiential aspects of emotions and moods (or perhaps just moods), and excludes pleasures that don't directly involve the individual's emotional state. It might also include a person's propensity for experiencing various moods, which can vary over time. Happiness on such a view is more nearly the opposite of depression or anxiety—a broad psychological condition—whereas hedonistic happiness is simply opposed to unpleasantness. (Haybron)
Nozick on happiness p types of happiness emotion: 1) happy that s.t. is the case 2) feeling your life is good now 3) being satisfied with your life as a whole P. 114: 4) happiness as having a happy mood READ p. 108 a p. 108 a, b p. 109 a
happy that s.t. is the case p. 108 b
feeling your life is good now p. 108 c p. 109 a
being satisfied with your life as a whole pp a p. 111 a: again the importance of the connection with reality 112 a 113 a 113 b
Lezione 20 – 25/3/14
Conferenza di N. L. Oaklander,"Temporal phenomenology and the ontology of time" – Venerdì 9 Maggio ore 15