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Acknowledgments ix 1 Introductory 1 2 What is Living and What is Dead in Brave New World 19 3 What DoWe Mean by ?Happiness?? 41 4 The Elements of the Good Life: It is a Very Big List 72 5 Wellbeing and Virtue 100 6 Happiness Promotes Perfection 120 7 Happy Pharmacology 155 8 Arguments for Happy-People-Pills 187 9 Ethical Objections 206 10 Happy-People-Pills and Public Policy 233 Index 273

About the Author

Mark Walker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at New Mexico State University, where he occupies the Richard L. Hedden Endowed Chair in Advanced Philosophical Studies. Dr. Walker also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Evolution and Technology and on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.


The philosophical portions of the book are good enough,and I recommend Happy-People-Pills for All if you areinterested in a fun what-if discussion. (PsycCRITIQUES, 10 February 2014) Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. General readers. (Choice, 1 January 2014)

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