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|HUNGARIAN PROVERB “The groundwork of all happiness is health.” LEIGH |
HUNT (1784-1859) England: Poet, essayist, journalist, editor, lyricist, dramatic/
literary critic, liberal political activist, salonist “The people who are unhappy when
|Hendricks, Gay It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have |
not healed. - Horace The groundwork of all happiness is health. - Hunt, Leigh
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the
decency to ...
|This Broadview edition combines a newly revised version of T.K. Abbott's respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant's broader moral thought.|
|The Groundwork for a Redeclaration of Independence Paul Sites, Danny Sites ... |
Objective physical health, perhaps the most valuable of all resources, is barely
correlated with happiness.440 In a larger sense, because, as Nietzsche put it, ...
|Kant's conception of happiness is not unusual: many philosophers have |
espoused 'desire-satisfaction' theories of happiness or wellbeing, though many
believe that the satisfaction of only some, rather than all of our desires,
contributes to happiness ... If he at least wills health, how often has not bodily
discomfort kept someone from excesses into which unlimited health would have
let him fall, and so forth.
|In the present example, the end is that of one's own moral integrity, which is in |
peril when one's happiness is 'under ... for example, being healthy is still part of
happiness even if a person comes to lack all inclination towards his own health.
|Put the case that themind ofthat philanthropist were clouded by sorrow of hisown, |
extinguishing all sympathy withthe lotof others,and that, while hestill has the
powerto ... expectationof a happiness which is supposed tobe found in health.
|which is moral and beyond all comparison the highest, namely that he be |
beneficent, not from inclination, but from duty. ... But also in this case, if the
universal inclination to happiness did not determine his will, if health, at least for
him, did not ...
|Elsewhere in the Groundwork Kant says that happiness is "an ideal of the |
imagination" or "an indeterminate concept" because I cannot be sure which
elements I should include in it in order to achieve "a maximum of well- being in
my present condition and in every future condition" (G 4: 418). ... wondering
which ends to will as the elements of happiness - whether to will health, wealth,
or knowledge, say.
|But to further one's happiness can never be a direct duty and even less can it be |
a principle of all duty (CPR,96/5,93).4 3. ... Thus it would seem that affluence,
strength, health, and welfare in general, which are opposed to those influences,
can also be regarded as ... In the Groundwork, Kant defines a "means" this way: "
What, on the other hand, contains merely the ground of the possibility of an action
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