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



All of my philosophical work can be read free of charge. This section points to its repositories on this and other sites. Use of all of my work is 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.


To introduce my work on the Philosophy of Happiness, I created a central collection of 8 articles, excerpts, videos, and audio presentations. See the Intros section for more information.


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. Reading Samples.


a) Online Review Version. A complete review version of the book can be read here.

b) 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.

4. 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.

5. Associated Reading.


a) Blog. Articles (print and audio) discussing topics and tangents of the  Philosophy of Happiness Book.


b) Forum. Readers asking me questions and discussing subjects related to this website and its featured materials (print and audio).


c) FAQ. Answers to 24 frequently asked questions about the Philosophy of Happiness book (print and audio).



(Philosophical Quotes & Poems)


6. Reading Samples.


a) Online Review Versions. Complete review versions of all 6 books in the Knowing series can be accessed here by selecting their book plates.


b) Social Media. Multiple excerpts from the 6-volume Knowing series are streaming daily on X, Facebook, Instagram, and Bluesky.


c) Amazon. Further excerpts are available in the "Look Inside" feature of the six titles listed on Amazon sites, linked in the Knowing Purchase Information section.


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



(Philosophical Essays)


7. E-book.


This e-book (43 p., PDF) containing 6 philosophical essays is available in the Reflections section.

8. Individual Essays.


The essays of the Philosophic Reflections e-book can also be individually viewed and listened to in the Reflections section.




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 (10 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 Public Philosophy Minutes playlist. A series of videos to inspire viewers in being philosophers of their existence.




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 three X 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.


c) Humanitarian Philosophy List (no current maximum). Philosophy professionals who care about human survival and thriving and wish to contribute to it.


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/X.


a) Constituent Accounts. "Philosophy Twitter" is a term of art referring to the combination of philosophy professionals on two Twitter/X Lists: “Philosophers on Twitter”, limited to a maximum of 4500 active accounts, and “Philosophers”, restricted to accounts surpassing 1000 followers and currently including over 1200 individuals.


b) Study and Article. In 2022, I conducted a 6-month study of philosophy professionals' conduct on Twitter and wrote a summarizing article about it, titled Social Philosophy: A Phenomenology and Critique of Philosophy Twitter (25 p., PDF). See also PhilPapers, and an audio version (1:52:10) on YouTube.

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