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VIEWS ON HAPPINESS: Views on happiness in philosophy Schools of philosophical thought Utilitarianism
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Utilitarianism, greatest happiness principle, greater happiness for greater number, Bentham, utility, consequentialism
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Authors Title / Source Year VanAsperen, G.M. Met de Beste Bedoelingen... - Over de Ideologie van de Verzorgingsstaat. (With the Best Intentions.... - About the Ideology of the Welfare State.)
Filosofie & Praktijk, 1981, Vol. 4, 167 - 180
Barrow, R. Utilitarianism: A Contemporary Statement.
Edward Elger Publishing Limited, 1991, UK
DeBeus, J.W. Economie, Eudemonie en de Welzijnsstaat. (Economy, Eudaimonia and the Welfare State).
Beleid en Maatschappij, 1987, Vol. 5, 196 - 207
Griffin, J. Well-Being: Its Meaning, Measurement and Moral Importance.
Clarendon Press, 1986, Oxford, UK
MacKaye, J. The Economy of Happiness.
Little & Brow, 1906, Boston, USA
Mauzi, M.R. L'Idée du Bonheur dans la Littérature et la Pensée Française au 18e Siècle. (The Idea of Happiness in French Thought in the 18th Century.)
Librairie Armand Colin,1960, Paris, France
Kalin, M.G. The Utopian Flight from Unhappiness: Freud against Marx on Social Progress.
Nelson-Hall, 1974, Chicago, USA
Lane, R.E. The Market Experience.
Cambridge University Press, 1991, New York, USA
Glover, J. What Sort of People Should There Be?
Penguin Books, 1984, UK
Smart, J.J.; Williams, B. Utilitarianism. For and Against.
Cambridge University Press, 1973, London, UK.
Crisp, R. Mill on Utilitarianism.
Routledge, 1997, London, UK
Sandoe, P.; Kappel, K. Changing Preferences: Conceptual Problems in Comparing Health Related Quality of Life.
Nordenfelt, L.;Ed.: "Concepts and Measurement of Quality-of-Life in Health Care", Kluwer, 1994, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 161 -180
Moum, T. Needs, Rights and Resources in Quality of Life Research.
Nordenfelt, L.;Ed.: "Concepts and Measurement of Quality of Life in Health Care", Kluwer, 1994, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 79 - 93
Lumer, C. The Greenhouse. A Welfare Assessment and Some Morals.
University Press of America, 2002, USA
Veenhoven, R. Het Grootste Geluk voor het Grootste Aantal: Geluk als Richtsnoer voor het Beleid. (The Greatest Happiness for the Greatest Number. Happiness as an Aim for Public Policy).
Sociale Wetenschappen, 2002, Vol. 4, 1 - 43
Bruni, L. The "Technology of Happiness" and the Tradition of Economic Science.
Bruni, L., Luigi, Porta, P.(Eds).: "Handbook on the Economics of Happiness'', Edward Elgar, 2007, UK, 24 - 52
Guidi, M.E. On Some Asymmetries between Pain and Pleasure. Bentham "Felicific Calculus" and His Critique of Locke and His Followers.
Bruni, L.;Luigi Porta, P.;Eds.: "Handbook on the Economics of Happiness'', Edward Elgar, 2007, UK, 68 - 94
Collard, D. Research on Well-Being: Some Advice from Jeremy Bentham.
WeD Working Paper 02, ESRL Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries, 2003, Bath, UK
Layard, R. Happiness: Has Social Science a Clue?
London School of Economics, 2003, Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture 2002/3, London, UK
Layard, R. Happiness. Lessons from a New Science.
Penguin, 2005, New York, USA
Layard, R. Annexes to 'Happiness'.
see URL
Porter, R. Happy Hedonists.
British Medical Journal, 2000, Vol. 321, 1572 - 1575
Lane, R.E. After the End of History.
The University of Michigan Press, 2006, Ann Arbor, USA
Sirgy, M.J.; Ferriss, A.L.; Michalos, A.C. The Quality of Life (QOL) Research Movement: Past, Present, and Future.
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 76, 343 - 466
Nussbaum, M.C. Mill between Aristotle and Bentham.
Daedalus, 2004, Vol. 133, 60 -68
Elchardus, M.; Smits, W. Het Grootste Geluk.( The Greatest Happiness).
LannooCampus, 2007, Leuven, Belgium
Brandt, R.B. Fairness to Happiness.
Social Theory and Practice, 1989, Vol.15, 33 - 58
Stace, W.T. Happiness.
Stace, W.T.: "The Concept of Morals", The Macmillan Company, 1937, New York, USA, 126 - 159
Gauthier, D.P. Progress and Happiness: a Utilitarian Reconsideration.
Ethics, 1967, Vol 78, 77 - 82
Loewenstein, G.; Ubel, P.A. Hedonic Adaptation and the Role of Decision and the Experience Utility in Public Policy.
Journal of Public Economics, 2008, Vol. 92, 1795 - 1810
Comim, F. Capabilities and Happiness: Potential Synergies.
Review of Social Economy, 2005, Vol.63, 165 - 176.
Bentham, J. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation.
see URL
Duncan, G. Should Happiness-Maximization be the Goal of Government.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, Nr. 2, 163-178.
Tännsjö, T. Narrow Hedonism.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol.8, 79 - 98
Brülde, B. Happiness Theories of the Good Life.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 15 - 49.
Bergsma, A. Imperfectly Happy.
Doctoral Dissertation, 2011, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Layard, R. The Greatest Happiness Principle; Its Time Has Come.
Journal for Institutional Comparisons, 2010, Vol. 8, 26 - 32
Brülde, B.; Bykvist, K. Happiness, Ethics, and Politics; Introduction, History and Conceptual Framework.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, 541 - 551
Sprigge, T.L. The Greatest Happiness Principle.
Utilitas, 1991, Vol. 8, 1 - 51
Read, D. Utility Theory from Jeremy Bentham to Daniel Kahneman.
Working Paper No: LSEOR 04-64, 2004, London, UK
Vijayamohanan, P.N; Asalatha, B.P. "All’s Well That Ends Well!" Subjective Wellbeing: An Epistemic Enquiry.
MPRA Paper No. 45004, 2013, Trivandrum, India
Frey, B.S.; Gallus, J. Subjective Well-Being and Policy.
Topoi, 2013, Vol. 32, 207 - 212
Hoag, R.W. Happiness and Freedom: Recent Work on John Stuart Mill.
Philosophy & Public Affairs, 1986, Vol. 15, 188 - 199
Mitchell, W.C. Bentham's Felicific Calculus.
Political Science Quarterly, 1918, Vol. 33, 161 - 183
Rosen, F. Individual Sacrifice and the Greatest Happiness: Bentham on Utility and Rights.
Utilitas, 1998, Vol. 10, 129 - 143
Ng, Y.K. Utility, Informed Preference, or Happiness: Following Harsanyi's Argument to its Logical Conclusion.
Social Choice and Welfare, 1999, Vol. 16, 197 - 216
Peart, S.J.; Levy, D.M. Sympathy and its Discontents: ‘Greatest Happiness’ Versus the ‘General Good’
European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2004, Vol. 11, 453 - 478
Sobel, D. Full Information Accounts of Well-Being.
Ethics, 1994, Vol. 104, 784 - 801
Sobel, D. Well-Being as the Object of Moral Consideration.
Economics and Philosophy, 1998, Vol. 14, 249 - 281
Bramble, B. Whole- Life Welfarism
American Philosophical Quarterly, 2014, Vol. 51, 63 - 74
Bramble, B. The Role of Pleasure in Well-Being.
Forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being, 2015, 1 -14, Vienna, Austria
Vallentyne, P. Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis.
ANALYSIS, 2012, Vol. 73, 542 - 548
Schwartz, P. Happiness is not within the Government's Remit: The Philosophical Flaw in Happiness Economics.
Booth, Ph.; Eds.:" ..and the Pursuit of Happiness", The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2012, London, UK, 222 - 245
Dacanay, J.C. Beyond Rational Choice and Needs Gratification: Philosophical-Anthropological Perspectives of Happiness Economics as Human Flourishing
Ramiz, A.A. and Gomez, F.J.I. (Eds). Work in a Human Economy, 2018, Quale anima per il lavoro professionale, vol. IV, ESC, Rome, Italy
Schokkaert, E Capabilities and Satisfaction with Life.
Journal of Human Development, 2007, Vol. 8, 415 - 430
Berger, F.R. Happiness, Justice, and Freedom: The Moral and Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill
University of California Press, 1984.
Clydesdale, G. Happiness, Welfare and Ethics: Dissonant Consequences and Conflicting Values.
International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2015, Vol. 2, 137 - 158
Bayertz, K. Happiness by Maximization?
Brockman, H. and Delhey, J. (Eds.) "Human Happiness and the Pursuit of Maximization. Is more Always Better?", 2013, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Veenhoven, R. Greatest Happiness for the Greatest Number.
Alex C. Michalos (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 2014, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 2612 - 2613
Sen, A. The Economics of Happiness and Capability
Bruni, L. and Comim, F. (Eds.): "Capabilities and Happiness", 2008, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 16-27
Edgeworth, F.Y. The Hedonical Calculus
Mind, 1879, Vol. 4, 394 - 408
Veenhoven, R. Happiness in nations: Pursuit of greater happiness for a greater number of citizens
Chapter 19 in Snyder, C.R., Lopez, S. J., Edwards, L.M. & Marques, S.C. Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, New York USA, pp 265-278