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



This section contains free of charge (or in case of the Kindle edition in Item 1.e) nominal charge) access to materials concerning this site and its featured publications. Access to and use of these materials are subject to the Terms of Use, and by accessing such materials you confirm you have read and agree to the Terms of Use.



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).


b) Philosophy of Happiness: The Short of It. Brief audio introduction (20:01) into the Philosophy of Happiness from an individual standpoint. Excerpted from the Home page of this site.


c) Philosophy of Happiness: A Basic Primer. Video (24:46) outlining the foundations and principal approaches of my work. Transcript (4 p., PDF)) is available. See also PhilArchive.


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.


f) Philosophy of Happiness: The Book. A short audio (11:32) on the principal themes of the Philosophy of Happiness book. An excerpt from the Book section of this website.


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.



Works by Martin Janello

2. Book Orientation.


a) Table of Contents. Excerpt from the book (2 p., PDF). Can also be viewed at the end of the Book section.


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.

d) Additional Excerpts. Consult the "Look Inside" feature on Amazon sites and the preview functions of the Apple Books, Kobo, Nook, or Google Play Books e-book editions and on Google Books.



(Philosophical Quotes & Poems)


5. Reading Samples.


a) Social Media. Multiple excerpts from the 6-volume Knowing Series are streaming daily on Twitter and Facebook.


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.


c) Other Book Sites. More samples are available in the Apple Books and Google Play Books stores and on Google Books.


6. Discussion.


The Philosophy of Happiness YouTube Channel contains the Martin's Mindful Minutes playlist of videos in which I  discuss my books, among them quotes and poems of the Knowing series.



(Philosophical Essays)


7. E-book.


Contains all essays listed in Item 8 (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. Playlists.


The Philosophy of Happiness YouTube Channel contains the following playlists, all of whose entries are subtitled for reading along:


a) The Introductions playlist (8 entries). Audio or video clips of the materials in Item 1.a) through f) above. Also included are audio versions of the Forum and FAQ sections.


b) The Audio Book playlist (47 entries). A partitioned audio version of the entire Philosophy of Happiness book. See also Item 3 above.


c) The Blog playlist (8 entries), contains audio versions of the Blog section on this site.


d) The Philosophic Reflections playlist (6 entries), features audio versions of the essays in the Philosophic Reflections section of this site. See also Part III above.


e) The Martin's Mindful Minutes playlist. A series of videos that touch upon and briefly discuss subjects of my philosophical work.




10. General Resources.


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. Curated Lists.


I am curating two Twitter Lists to convey a current picture of research, thought, and teaching:


a) Wellbeing and Happiness List (600 member maximum). Scholars, institutions, and students in sciences focusing on human thriving and enjoyment;


b) Normative Philosophy List (1000 member maximum). Scholars, institutions, and students in sciences focusing on the study and application of individual and societal human principles. 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.


Live feeds of tweets by members of these Lists can be viewed in this site's Social section. Interested parties may follow the Lists and direct-message me to request becoming, or to suggest, a new member of a List.


12. Philosophy Twitter.


a) Constituent Accounts. "Philosophy Twitter" is a term of art referring to the combination of philosophy professionals on two Twitter Lists: “Philosophers on Twitter”, limited to a maximum of 4500 active accounts, and “Philosophers”, restricted to accounts surpassing 1000 followers and currently including over 1,100 individuals. The latter List is additionally organized into a searchable data base with rankings, subcategories, multiple metrics, and links.


b) Study and Article. I conducted a 6-month study of Philosophy Twitter and wrote an article about it, titled Social Philosophy: A Phenomenology and Critique of Philosophy Twitter (25 p., PDF). See also PhilArchive, and an audio version (1:52:10) on YouTube.

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