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International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life

Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being

Editors: Vittersø, Joar (Ed.)

  • Is a timely compilation of current research about “homo eudaimonicus”
  • Ties in with OECD guidelines on measuring subjective well-being
  • Meets increasing interest in the topic among researchers, decision makers and in public debates ​
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About this book

This handbook presents the most comprehensive account of eudaimonic well-being to date. It brings together theoretical insights and empirical updates presented by leading scholars and young researchers. The handbook examines philosophical and historical approaches to the study of happy lives and good societies, and it critically looks at conceptual controversies related to eudaimonia and well-being. It identifies the elements of happiness in a variety of areas such as emotions, health, wisdom, self-determination, internal motivation, personal growth, genetics, work, leisure, heroism, and many more. It then places eudaimonic well-being in the larger context of society, addressing social elements. The most remarkable outcome of the book is arguably its large-scale relevance, reminding us that the more we know about the good way of living, the more we are in a position to build a society that can be supportive and offer opportunities for such a way of living for all of its citizens.

About the authors

Joar Vittersø is a professor of psychology at the University of Tromsø, Norway. He holds a Master’s degree in social anthropology and a Ph.D. in social psychology, both from the University of Oslo. Author of more than 60 scientific journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Vittersø primarily conducts research on well-being, positive emotions and other elements of a good life.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • The Most Important Idea in the World: An Introduction

    Vittersø, Joar

    Pages 1-24

  • The Philosophical Basis of Eudaimonic Psychology

    Haybron, Daniel M.

    Pages 27-53

  • Ethics and Eudaimonic Well-Being

    Hirata, Johannes

    Pages 55-65

  • Aristotle on Eudaimonia: On the Virtue of Returning to the Source

    Fowers, Blaine J.

    Pages 67-83

  • Conceptual Challenges for a Science of Eudaimonic Well-Being

    Besser, Lorraine L.

    Pages 85-91

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42445-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42443-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Eudaimonic Well-Being
Editors
  • Joar Vittersø
Series Title
International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42445-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42445-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42443-9
Series ISSN
2468-7227
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 569
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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