För mycket lycka: om lyckan och det politiska hos Simone de Beauvoir och Sara Ahmed
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Lycka, Politik, Simone de Beauvoir, Sara Ahmed, Feministisk filosofi, Känslor
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19160OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19160DiVA: diva2:628817
Subject / course
Weigelt, Charlotta, Högskolelektor
Ruin, Hans, Professor