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Eudaimonics

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The Concept of Eudaimonic Well-being (PositivePsychology.org.uk)

The current theories of well-being seem to give a one-sided, rather bare picture of well-being. In fact, what they do seem to cover quite well is the notion of hedonism – striving for maximisation of pleasure (positive affect) and minimisation of pain (negative affect). This hedonic view can be traced to Aristippus, a Greek philosopher who believed that the goal of life is to experience maximum pleasure, and later on to Utilitarian philosophers.

Is Happiness Overrated? (Online.wsj.com)

There’s nothing wrong with trying to feel happy, psychologists say. Happy people tend to be more sociable and energetic, which may lead them to engage in meaningful activities. And for someone who is chronically angry or depressed, the goal should be to help this person feel happier.

Building a 21st Century Financial System (TheNewConsumer.com)

Eudaimonic financial system–just a first stab at the functions a financial system designed for real human prosperity would probably have to fulfill, at a bare minimum.

Is a Well-Lived Life Worth Anything?  (DruckerForum.com)

Eudaimonic prosperity is about mastering a new set of habits: igniting the art of living meaningfully well. An active conception of prosperity, it’s concerned not with what one has, but what one is capable of.

Can you measure eudaimonia? (GlobalDashBoard.org)

Eudaimonia (human flourishing) is the fulfillment of this uniquely human nature, in virtuous activity, in political engagement, in the contemplation of God. Politics should promote well-being or eudaimonia in the people. So it should educate the people and instil habits of virtue in them both through state education, and through creating spaces and institutions in which they can practice the virtues.

Your-Daimonia is Not Eudaimonia: A Response to Robert Miller (EthikaPolitica.org)

Miller’s eudaimonia is not Aristotle’s or Aquinas’s. A conception of human flourishing that amounts to individuals pursuing private interests, unencumbered by each other, is simply not compatible with the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition.

The Happiness Dilemma (TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com)

People who are higher in eudaimonic, or long-term, happiness have reduced biomarkers of inflammation, like interleukin-6.

The Six Attributes of a Life Well-Lived (BetterSmarterRicher.com)

Eudaimonia is something better and more complex than happiness. It’s about a life well-lived, doing well and living well. The ancient Greek term has resurfaced in recent years, often in reference to psychological well-being, sometimes related to economics. But as creative entrepreneurs, the balance of work and the well-lived life is always a struggle.

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