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Happiness

Desire and Happiness

What is Important? (January 21, 2012) Happiness and God (January 25, 2012) Potential Happiness? (January 28, 2012) Happiness and Mistaken Judgment (February 1, 2012) Happiness and Irrationality (February 4, 2012) Desire is an attitude aimed at the good in which we believe that we can have but that we doubt that we will have or doubt that we will continue to have. We cannot desire what we securely ...

Happiness and Wrongdoing

In my previous post, I explained that while happiness was compatible with a lack of moral perfection it was not compatible with guaranteeing a continuation of perfect happiness. But is perfect happiness compatible with previous wrongdoing? Perfect happiness is not compatible with past wrongdoing unless there is supernatural help available. There are three ways that previous wrongdoing might inhibi...

Happiness, Society and Moral Perfection

In my last post on happiness, I claimed that perfect happiness was not compatible with past wrongdoing unless there was supernatural help available to correct the problems that wrongdoing creates. Assuming that moral perfection could be obtained, would this automatically give the recipient perfect happiness? I think not. Perfect happiness would require a perfect world as well. Suppose that someone...