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Published: 24 July 2014

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199827367

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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 self-respect is necessary for others and respect for self are interdependent
  • Contends that no life is happier than the virtuous life

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