Enduring happiness: Integrating the hedonic and eudaimonic approaches
AbstractIn explaining individual happiness, economists have largely emphasized the hedonic, utilitarian, material, and tangible aspects of a person's life. Another important explanation which owes much to Aristotle's thought emphasizes the eudaimonic, the realization of a person's inherent qualities, one's true potential. An interesting and pertinent development is very recent research which draws on both psychology and Buddhist thought in order to understand individual happiness.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
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Enduring happiness; Eudaimonic; Hedonic; Intangible capital; Imbalances; Buddhism; Personal capital;
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