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The Science of Happiness

When and Why Subjective Well-Being Matters

Thursday, November 5, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery

Erik Angner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy, George Mason University

The so-called science of happiness — the systematic empirical study of happiness, understood as a subjectively experienced mental state — is both politically controversial and philosophically interesting. Erik Angner will discuss under what conditions such a measure of happiness can serve as a proxy for well-being.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and Economics and Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

Social Sciences Forum

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