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  1. Dinners with the Reader HOW HAPPY IS THIS GUY? The Philosophy of Happiness #1 www.theseymourreader.com

  2. Ed Diener Martin Seligman

  3. Scientists can measure people’s happiness.

  4. Happiness is the goal of public policy. Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus.

  5. Happiness is the goal of public policy. Scientists can measure people’s happiness. Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus.

  6. Scientists can measure people’s happiness. We finally can do it Happiness is the goal of public policy. We’ve always meant to do it Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus. So let’s do it!

  7. The Big Idea Unified, comprehensive science of happiness Policies to increase public happiness

  8. The Economics of Happiness Scientists can measure people’s happiness. Happiness is the goal of public policy. Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus.

  9. The Psychology of Happiness Scientists can measure people’s happiness. Happiness is the goal of public policy. Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus.

  10. The Philosophy of Happiness Scientists can measure people’s happiness. Happiness is the goal of public policy. Therefore, happiness should be a primary policy focus.

  11. The Five Cs The Philosophy of Happiness Concept Content Criterion Combination Commensurability

  12. The Five Cs #1 Concept #2 Content Criterion #3 Combination Commensurability

  13. #1 Concept

  14. Thomas Hurka

  15. MIX SPREAD LENGTH Thomas Hurka

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  21. Specialisation is costly MIX

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  23. Well-roundedness is costly MIX

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  27. Q U A L I T Y LIFE A LIFE B SPREAD TIME

  28. Q U A L I T Y LIFE A LIFE B SPREAD TIME

  29. Q U A L I T Y LIFE A LIFE B SPREAD TIME

  30. Q U A L I T Y LIFE B LIFE A SPREAD TIME

  31. Q U A L I T Y LIFE B LIFE A SPREAD TIME

  32. Q U A L I T Y LIFE B LIFE A SPREAD TIME

  33. Is a longer life better? Q U A L I T Y LIFE A LIFE B LENGTH TIME

  34. Is a longer life better? Q U A L I T Y career LIFE A LIFE B LENGTH TIME

  35. Is a shorter life worse? Q U A L I T Y LIFE A LIFE B LENGTH TIME

  36. Is a shorter life worse? Q U A L I T Y story LIFE A LIFE B LENGTH TIME

  37. How long should a bridge be? Q U A L I T Y LENGTH TIME

  38. Life #1 Concept Season Moment Do these things scale up?

  39. The Five Cs #1 Concept #2 Content Criterion #3 Combination Commensurability

  40. Content #2 Content Criterion Content Criterion Criterion Is happiness a state of mind? Can I be mistaken about my happiness?

  41. Content Yes Yes Is happiness a state of mind? Happiness is pleasure and no pain Jeremy Bentham J. S. Mill

  42. Content Intensity Duration Certainty Propinquity Fecundity Purity Is happiness a state of mind? Happiness is pleasureand no pain Right now Later on

  43. Content Is happiness a state of mind? L E V E L DURATION

  44. Content Yes Yes Criterion No Yes Is happiness a state of mind? Can I be mistaken about my happiness?

  45. No—pleasures also differ in quality. Pleasures differ in quantity only.

  46. Less rich life Richer life Quality Quantity More satisfied Less satisfied

  47. Less rich life Richer life Quality Quantity More satisfied Less satisfied

  48. If the poor already have plenty of that … … is there any reason to give them this? “Absolutely!”