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Published: 01 May 2016

272 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190612009

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The Virtues of Happiness

A Theory of the Good Life

Paul Bloomfield

Oxford Moral Theory

  • Gives original answers to the questions "Why be moral?" and "Why not be immoral?"
  • Combines the ancient Greek conception of happiness with a modern conception of self-respect.
  • Argues that that self-respect is necessary for happiness and that respect for others and respect for self are interdependent.
  • Contends that no life is happier than the virtuous life.

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