Essay on Happiness Haybron Analysis

Daniel Haybron defines happiness as something more than experiencing pleasurable moments. Pleasure, whether sensual, physical or sexual cannot, by itself make one happy. Haybron defines happiness using the life satisfaction theory. This theory states that happiness is “a judgement of one’s life” (Haybron, Happiness, 12). It also consists of three different aspects: endorsement, the level … Read more

Reality, Illusion and Foolish Pride

In the plays The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, and Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, the protagonists’ mental beliefs combine reality and illusion that both shape the plot of each respective story.  The ability of the characters to reject or accept an illusion, along with the foolish pride that motivated … Read more