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Call For Papers: Workshop On Happiness And Politics, MANCEPT Workshops, September 4th-6th 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: WORKSHOP ON HAPPINESS AND POLITICS

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory – Tenth Annual Conference

Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), University of Manchester

September 4th-6th 2013

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Over the last two decades, happiness has become an active field of research for psychologists, economists and philosophers, despite the fact that concerns for happiness are not new. For centuries, thinkers have been trying to define happiness and identify its determinants. Some assimilate happiness to mental dispositions involving the presence of pleasure and the absence of displeasure (hedonia), while others view ‘authentic happiness’ (Martin Seligman) as ultimately bound to more substantial individual accomplishment (eudaimonia). In economics, the predominant view on welfare is preference satisfaction.

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