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För mycket lycka: om lyckan och det politiska hos Simone de Beauvoir och Sara Ahmed
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Happiness is often considered our ultimate goal in life. This essay explores the political im- plications of this view, through the critique of happiness found in the works of Simone de Beauvoir and Sara Ahmed. Ahmed and Beauvoir consider happiness to be harmful as a po- litical goal, since it tends to diminish dimensions of power and conflict in favor of harmony, and is not compatible with a political philosophy based on freedom or liberation. Happiness is often confused with the ethical Good, but this essay argues that happiness does not ne- cessarily entail good things. Indeed, happiness can be used to justify oppression and unjust political systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 28 p.
Keyword [sv]
Lycka, Politik, Simone de Beauvoir, Sara Ahmed, Feministisk filosofi, Känslor
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19160DiVA: diva2:628817
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Philosophy
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-14 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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