Hedonism Theory Of Happiness

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Of all the different sections that are discussed in the article, two sections were particularly interesting and pivotal to the understanding of happiness and its importance. These two define some of the concepts through which one can understand happiness and how happiness relates to other people. These sections critically define some of the most important topics discussed by the authors of the topic. Theories of Happiness Four theories were presented in the section on theories of happiness. Each of these theories has proponents and opponents as they depicted different views of what it means to be happy. An important measure was to determine which theory was worth discussing in the long run. In this section, the author talks about hedonism…show more content…
The second objection is that there are no substantive theories that completely define what it means to be satisfied, therefore, no logical examination of the importance of satisfaction to one’s happiness (Haybron,2011). The third objection speaks to the complex nature of the life of satisfaction. This theory is completely based on how important satisfaction is to the life of any one individual. It, therefore, was not an objective approach either. The emotional state is another theory that was especially relatable. There are several important perceptive that is given when looking into the emotional state. One was that it has some similarities to the hedonism theory. The emotional state view takes into account the moods that an individual might have regarding their day. It, therefore, focuses narrowly on what happiness means to an individual an often forgets the psychological and sociological aspects of happiness. The Value Of…show more content…
Being kind and in a state of tranquility is an important consideration through which people can be considered to be well. A person’s well- being physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness is directly connected with individual’s happiness (Haybron, 2011). Many philosophical schools continue to deny the importance of happiness therefore according to the authors is arbitrary. Happiness is a very complicated issue for which many individuals seek to understand and experience. The theories that seek to explain what exactly happiness is, examine the different perspective of an individual’s being and look into how these perceptions relate to one another. The emotional state view, for instance, has some similarities with the hedonist theory in that it takes on arbitrary expansion. On the other hand, the importance of being happy is utterly subjective to an individual but not tied to how their life is going. It is, therefore, safe to assume that while happiness is an important concept, the importance if being happy can be looked at from different
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