The Pursuit of Happiness, Part 1/2

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We intuitively understand that happiness is our aim and the very point of our existence. I outline the various theories on happiness, and use Hannah Arendt’s vita activa and Georges Bataille’s concept of sovereignty to explore how we can be happy in a world that seems to, on the contrary, propel us away from our happiness.

Part1:
0: Introduction
1: Preamble 00:20
2: What is Happiness? 15:58

Part 2: (next video)
3:Vita Activa
4: Sovereignty
5: Conclusion



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1) Sostenuto in E-flat, KKIVb , Frédéric Chopin, performed by the Philosophical Bachelor
2) The Dark Glow of the Mountains by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.
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3) Spirit of Fire - Jesse Gallagher
4) Moonlight Sonata 1st movement, Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the Philosophical Bachelor

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