Philosophy of Happiness: A Theoretical and Practical Examination by Martin Janello.







This website is divided into fourteen sections beyond this page.


1. The Home page describes the mission and motivation of the Philosophy of Happiness website to assist visitors in exploring, developing, and implementing their own concepts of happiness.


2. The Critical Introduction section features an article that can serve as a general introduction regarding the philosophy of happiness up to this point. It summarizes (a) what philosophy of happiness is, (b) why it should matter to us, (c) what assistance we can draw from philosophy, empiric science, religion, and self-help sources, and (d) why taking an independent approach is both necessary and feasible.


3. The Happiness Principle section contains a detailed exposition of Martin's work on the Philosophy of Happiness. Available in video, text, and audio versions, it lays out the underlying considerations for a personal philosophy of happiness and examines why other avenues of securing happiness are not succeeding. And it describes how we can arrive at our personal philosophy, guided by a deep understanding of our happiness.


4. The Book section outlines the basic conundrums of identifying and pursuing happiness as well as the undertakings of the Philosophy of Happiness book toward this purpose. The section also offers information about the print and e-book editions of the book and provides links for buying them. A free of charge audio version is available as well.


5. The Knowing Series section informs about a six-volume series of Martin's original philosophical quotes and poems: Live Knowing Life, Love Knowing Love, Pine Knowing Pain, Shine Knowing Shame, Climb Knowing Aim, and Knowing Won't Let Darkness Reign. It also connects to reading samples and purchasing information regarding the print and e-book editions of the books in the Knowing series.


6. The Philosophic Reflections section contains a collection of Martin's essays entitled Philosophic Reflections. These essays reveal motivations, illustrations, and resulting considerations of his philosophical exploration. The collection can be read without charge.


7. The Blog section assembles selected contemplations by Martin on subjects of the Philosophy of Happiness book, including implementations and obstacles thereto.


8. A Forum invites readers to engage in a public discussion of Martin's philosophical work and to ask him questions about it.


9. The Social tab contains references to Martin's social media presence, with live feeds of his Twitter account, plus additional Twitter feeds for the Wellness and Happiness list as well as the Normative Philosophy list, both curated by Martin.


10. Readers can communicate with Martin directly through a message template in the Contact section.


11. The Publicity section provides a short curriculum vitae and portrait of Martin, an abstract of his philosophy and work, information pointers, as well as book plates of his print and e-book publications.


12. The Materials section serves as a central reference for free of charge materials to help familiarize readers with Martin's work.


13. An extensive FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section addresses 24 of the most prevalent inquiries about this website, the namesake book, related publications, as well as their context and preparation.


14. The Terms of Use, accessible at the bottom of each page, spell out the underlying legal conditions for the use of this website and related materials.


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Drawing in black ink of an open daisy flower facing the viewer. The daisy is the symbol of the Philosophy of Happiness book and website.