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2012 | 4 | 11-20
Article title

Elementy psychologii pozytywnej w nawiązaniu do rozważań Arystotelesa

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EN
Elements of positive psychology in reference to the Aristotelian theory
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PL
Abstracts
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In the paper I argue, contrary to the statement uttered once by Martin Seligman, that Aristotelian theory of eudaimonia (one of the key concept of positive psychology) is not subjective and based on uncertain principles. I reconstruct Aristotelian theory of eudaimonia and argue that the concept of good is neither subjective nor objective but relational. It means that a thing, act or action is good if it contributes to one’s eudaimonia. I also pinpoint that the concept of flow, which seems to be a “discovery” of positive psychology, must be based on the theory of virtues and the doctrine of human nature, which are the foundations of the Aristotelian view.
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  • Uniwersytet Śląski
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