Conklin views happiness, or eudaimonia
(human flourishing), through the lens of jurisprudence, as well as the Declaration of Independence and the first principles of Common Law.
"Human development towards virtue is a key premise for the Aristotelian telos of happiness, or eudaimonia
" (Akrivou and Oron, 2016, p.
In a review published in the New York Times, John Kaag said: "Hall's new book clears a rare middle way for her reader to pursue happiness, what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia
, usually translated as well-being or prosperity."
The general intrapersonal processes included in the present study--basic psychological needs, eudaimonia
, vitality, and life aspirations-are constructs from Self-Determination (SDT) and Eudaimonic Identity (EIT) theories, both of which include a meta-theoretical foundation assuming the self has an innate inclination for integration and personal growth (Deci& Ryan, 2000; Waterman & Schwartz, 2013).
What should the neo-Stoic view of eudaimonia
be, given our growing understanding of the various factors that inform and influence our value judgments?
Proponents of this objection state that the main problem with neo-Aristotelian accounts of moral motivation is that they prescribe that our ultimate reason for acting virtuously is that doing so is for the sake of and/or is constitutive of our own eudaimonia
. In this paper, D'Souza provides an overview of the various attempts made by neo-Aristotelian virtue ethicists to address the self-absorption objection and argue that they all fall short for one reason or another.
Aristotle's virtue is related to the Greek notion of eudaimonia
or 'human flourishing or achieving one's full potential.' In Greek society, it was assumed that virtue was essential for experiencing a state of eudaimonia
- a sense of meaning and purpose in life, or good psychological functioning.
People are motivated by their "objective interest in realizing six natural, 'basic goods' of human personhood [which realize] their proper natural end (telos) of eudaimonia
(happy flourishing)" (p.
The good life is eudaimonia
or happiness-'the state of living well.'