Happy-People-Pills For All

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Item#: 9781118357385
Edition 01
Author Walker, Mark
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Happy-People-Pills for Allexplores current theories of happiness while demonstrating the need to develop advanced pharmacological agents for the enhancement of our capacity for happiness and wellbeing.Presents the first detailed exploration of the enhancement of happinessA controversial yet rigorous argument that demonstrates the moral imperative for the development and mass distribution of ‘happy-pills’, to promote the wellbeing of the individual and societyBrings together the philosophy, psychology and biology of happinessMaps the development of the next generation of positive mood pharmacologyOffers a corrective to contemporary accounts of happiness

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments ix1 Introductory 12 What is Living and What is Dead in Brave New World 193 What DoWe Mean by ‘Happiness’? 414 The Elements of the Good Life: It is a Very Big List 725 Wellbeing and Virtue 1006 Happiness Promotes Perfection 1207 Happy Pharmacology 1558 Arguments for Happy-People-Pills 1879 Ethical Objections 20610 Happy-People-Pills and Public Policy 233Index 273