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Free eBook Happy-People-Pills For All (Blackwell Public Philosophy Series) download ISBN: 1118357388
Author: Mark Walker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (May 13, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 296
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine and Health Sciences
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Happy-People-Pills is a great examination of theincreasingly contentious issue of modifying our bodies and ourmoods through pharmacology

Happy-People-Pills is a great examination of theincreasingly contentious issue of modifying our bodies and ourmoods through pharmacology. Publication Date: March 1, 2013.

Happy-People-Pills for All explores current theories of happiness while .

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.

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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.

Mark Alan Walker, P. He is the author of Happy-People Pills for All (Oxford: Blackwell Press, 2013). is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, where he occupies the Richard L. Walker founded and was president of the former nonprofit organization Permanent End International (2003–2007), which had been devoted to ending hunger, illiteracy and environmental degradation through the dissemination of modular aquaponics systems for farming.

Happy-People-Pills for All explores the latest theories and debates on what it means to be "happy" while addressing the prospects for .

Happy-People-Pills for All explores the latest theories and debates on what it means to be "happy" while addressing the prospects for advanced pharmacological agents to enhance our capacity for happiness and wellbeing. As distinguished from "happy pills" (drugs that distort cognition), future will mimic the positive emotional states of the hyperthymic temperament. Mark Walker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, where he occupies the Richard L. Brings together the philosophy, psychology and biology of happiness

Happy-People-Pills for All explores current theories ofhappiness while demonstrating the need to develop advancedpharmacological agents for the enhancement of our capacity forhappiness and wellbeing.

Presents the first detailed exploration of the enhancement ofhappinessA controversial yet rigorous argument that demonstrates themoral imperative for the development and mass distribution of‘happy-pills’, to promote the wellbeing of theindividual and societyBrings together the philosophy, psychology and biology ofhappinessMaps the development of the next generation of positive moodpharmacologyOffers a corrective to contemporary accounts of happiness
User reviews
Yramede
I'm not sure what the author's insistence on misrepresenting Brave New World to pose a failed analogy is all about, but if you rip out the first six chapters and the remaining three make for a pretty good read.
Amerikan_Volga
Psychologists like Ed Diener and Sonja Lyubomirsky have developed the trendy "positive psychology" movement for understanding and increasing happiness, while at the same time noting that a large proportion of anyone's tendency toward happy moods or not is genetically determined. Mark Walker takes off from there to argue for tweaking that genetic component, by reverse-engineering the happiest among us to find out what makes them tick, and then distilling that into a pill for the rest of us. Because he is a philosopher, most of the book is dedicated to arguments in favor of his plan (happy moods are correlated with, and seemingly causes of, all kinds of good outcomes from health to friendship to success at work) and to meeting anticipated arguments against his plan (it would not be fair if such technologies were not available to the poor as well as the rich). One of the best things about the book is that the author is able to combine rigorous argumentation with a really entertaining writing style, making this that rare philosophy book that can really be enjoyed by a general audience.
Flocton
Paints a picture of a more desirable future and goes a long way towards removing the stigma surrounding depression and the use of pharmacology to treat it. I've been recommending this book since even before I finished reading it.