1. Introductions. The following articles, excerpts, videos, and audio presentations circle in on the Philosophy of Happiness and my work from a number of vantage points in varying depth. Together, they set forth the fundamental issues necessitating a new beginning for a philosophy of the human condition and show perspectives how this objective can be tackled.
a) Philosophy: Mending a Broken Promise. Article (20 p., PDF) about the claims and reality of traditional spiritual and rational philosophy, how they have set back, damaged, and obstructed improvements of the human condition, and how we can overcome these impediments to a thriving existence and find a new beginning. See also PhilArchive. Available in an audio version (1:21:47).
d) The Happiness Principle: Why We Need A Personal Philosophy of Happiness. Detailed video exposition (2:11:52) of my work on the Philosophy of Happiness. A transcript (20 p., PDF) is available. On-line print and partitioned audio versions can be found in the Happiness Principle section. See also PhilArchive.
e) Philosophy of Happiness: A Critical Introduction. (60 p., PDF). Article reviewing the present state of the Philosophy of Happiness in philosophy, empiric science, religion, and self-help sources. On-line print and partitioned audio versions can be accessed on the Critical Introduction page of this site. A contiguous audio version (except for the reference list in the article's Section 9) is available on YouTube (3:05:15). These versions are free of charge. A Kindle edition is offered at the lowest price permitted by Amazon. See country references in the Critical Introduction section. See also PhilArchive.
g) Philosophy of Happiness: Introduction. The Introduction (8 p.) from the Philosophy of Happiness Book. Accessible as part of an excerpt through Item 4.a) of the Materials Section. An audio version (24:55) is available on this website or on YouTube.
2. Book Orientation.
b) Index. (16 p., PDF). Exclusively available as a download here:
3. Audio Book. The Introduction (see Item 1.g)), all 45 Chapters, and the Conclusion and Epilogue of the Philosophy of Happiness book can each individually be listened to in the Audio Book section of this website or the Audio Book playlist on the Philosophy of Happiness YouTube Channel. All Youtube episodes are subtitled for viewers to read along.
4. Reading Samples.
a) Introduction, Chapters 1-5.
i) Part One paperback excerpt (initial 104 p., PDF).
ii) E-book excerpt (initial 105 p., PDF).
b) Chapter 11 (partial). "Idealistic Ambitions." An excerpt that addresses the sorry state of Philosophy and suggests change. See also the article in Item 1.a) above, and an abbreviated version of that article on the Home page of the Palioxis Publishing site, arguing this case in a more summary fashion.
c) Chapter 26. "Competition and Cooperation." E-book excerpt (34 p., PDF). A core concept of my work.
5. Reading Samples.
b) Amazon. Further excerpts are available in the "Look Inside" feature of the six titles listed on Amazon sites, linked in the Knowing Series Purchase section.
6. Discussion. The Philosophy of Happiness YouTube Channel contains the Martin's Mindful Minutes playlist of videos in which I read and discuss my books, among them quotes and poems of the Knowing series.
7. E-book. Contains all essays (43 p., PDF).
8. Individual Essays. The essays of the e-book can also be individually viewed and listened to on this website in the Philosophic Reflections section:
a) Philosophy: What's Law Got To Do With It? (print and audio)
b) What Color Is The Sky? (print and audio)
c) An Unwritten Book (print and audio)
d) Balconies (print and audio)
e) The Cheerful Condolence (print and audio)
f) Daisy (print and audio)
9. The Philosophy of Happiness YouTube Channel contains the following playlists, all of whose entries are subtitled for reading along:
b) The Audio Book playlist (47 entries). A partitioned audio version of the entire Philosophy of Happiness book. See also Item 3 above.
e) The Martin's Mindful Minutes playlist. A new for 2022 series of videos that touch upon and briefly discuss subjects of the philosophical works of Martin Janello.
10. For those trying to form their own opinions about philosophical sources relevant to my work, or Philosophy more generally, I offer the "Further Reading" excerpt (4 p., PDF) from Section 9 of the Critical Introduction article cited in Item 1.e) above. This excerpt contains a comprehensive list of linked philosophical research references with comments regarding their quality.
11. I am curating two Twitter Lists and Communities for a current picture of research, thought, and teaching:
b) Normative Philosophy List and Community (1000 member maximum each). Scholars, institutions, and students focusing on sciences that try to identify general conditions and patterns how humans live or should live. The scope expands traditional definitions limited to logic or ethics to include virtue, moral, social, legal, and political philosophy and other sciences dealing with standards in artificial intelligence, healthcare, education, economy, environment, planning, and architecture.
Interested parties may follow the Lists and direct-message Martin Janello with requests to become a Member of a List or Community.
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