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Unformatted text preview: Meaning, Happiness and the Good Life • Cathal Woods Reading Questions on Kazez on Happiness Reading: Kazez pp. 46-7, 57 ("But let's pause …")-60; Nettle pp. 16-9 Background: In this class we begin our investigation of one of the key concepts of the course, happiness . 1. Plot a graph of you moment-to-moment happiness over a 24 hour period, with data points at least every half hour (for a minimum total of 48). Put time on the x-axis and happiness on the y- axis. Explain the highest and lowest point of happiness, and any other notable events. (For this question only, you can write and drawn by hand.) The answer to the question at the bottom of p. 47 – could it be this simple? – is "no", as the experience machine shows. 2. (i) What is the desire fulfillment view? And (ii) why is it attractive? (p. 58) The desire-fulfillment theory takes a stand on what matters. Being able to hook yourself The desire-fulfillment theory takes a stand on what matters....
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course PHIL 201 taught by Professor Woods during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Wesleyan.

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