Happy-people-pills for All

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Happy-People-Pills for All explores 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 happiness A 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 society Brings together the philosophy, psychology and biology of happiness Maps the development of the next generation of positive mood pharmacology Offers a corrective to contemporary accounts of happiness

Author Biography

Mark Walker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, where he occupies the Richard L. Hedden Endowed Chair in Advanced Philosophical Studies. Dr. Walker also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evolution and Technology and on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Introductory

Chapter Two: What is Living and What is Dead in Brave New World 

Chapter 3: What do We Mean by ‘Happiness’?

Chapter 4: The Elements of the Good Life: It is a Very Big List

Chapter 5: Wellbeing and Virtue

Chapter 6: Happiness Promotes Perfection

Chapter 7: Happy Pharmacology

Chapter 8: Arguments for Happy-People-Pills

Chapter 9: Ethical Objections

Chapter 10: Happy-people-pills and Public Policy


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