3.6 happiness hypothesis

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3.6.12 The happiness hypothesis- 1. By an psychologist- (scientist) how it actually is… the facts about human beings and how are minds happen to work 2. Criticizes philosophers both Kant and Bienford Mills - Criterion of rightness 1. Decision procedure Happiness Hypothesis- 1. Positive mentality 2. Draw several comparisons to what he says to the philosophers from the past 3. Aristole thought it was important to study the soul and understanding how the mind works a. HH- tries to do this same idea but doing this similar idea as a result of the mind MIND 1. The Divided self a. A traditional view among the philosopher views that the mind is divided b. Plato b.i. Rational part the soul b.ii. 2 non-rational parts of the soul b.ii.1. Spirited part – social emotions b.ii.1.a. Emotions due to the fact that we are social creatures & live lives with other people in community and rely on the relationship of others b.ii.2. Appetites – if your thirty there is a part of the soul that just wants to drink b.ii.2.a. Respond to the response of your body b.ii.2.b. A drive or desire b.iii. Image of a chariot with 2 horse – 1 good and the other bad b.iv. The reason why dividing the soul is to account for the idea of weakness of will b.iv.1. Just because you believe it’s the best thing to do doesn’t mean that you will do it c. Different elements in the mind that pull out in different directions
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PHIL 111 taught by Professor Jean during the Spring '06 term at Cal Poly.

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3.6 happiness hypothesis - 3.6.12 The happiness hypothesis1...

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