Józefa Bańki koncepcja szczęścia z perspektywy eudajmonii
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JÓZEF BAŃKA’S CONCEPT OF HAPPINESS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF EUDAIMONIA
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The issue of happiness has been the essence of philosophical reﬂection since its Greek beginnings to the present time. It is related to such transcendental categories as good, truth and beauty. Consequently, the concepts of happiness can be classiﬁed into those connected with good, truth or beauty. The author only focuses on the concepts where happiness is analyzed in combination with good. They are described using the notion of eudaimonia. In the ﬁrst part of this paper, selected philosophical concepts are analyzed, taking the category of eudaimonia into consideration. In the second part of the paper, the author continues the historical analysis of the good-related happiness, referring to Józef Bańka’s ethics of pure-mindedness. That ethics individualizes each person’s happiness. There is no group happiness; it is always the happiness of a speciﬁc person, even if they are a member of a group. According to J. Bańka, that person should live in the present, where they can be happy to the fullest. The ethics of pure-mindedness is diﬀerent from the concepts which approach happiness from a maximalist or transcendental perspective as well as the concepts which focus more on minimizing unhappiness than on the issue of happiness itself.
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