Enduring happiness: Integrating the hedonic and eudaimonic approaches
In 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)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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- Richard M. Ryan & Veronika Huta & Edward Deci, 2008. "Living well: a self-determination theory perspective on eudaimonia," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 139-170, January.
- John F. Tomer, 2003. "Personal Capital and Emotional Intelligence: An Increasingly Important Intangible Source of Economic Growth," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 29(3), pages 453-470, Summer.
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- Carol Ryff & Burton Singer, 2008. "Know Thyself and Become What You Are: A Eudaimonic Approach to Psychological Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 13-39, January.
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