Nature And Happiness

14
Apr
Nick

Back in 1789, Jeremy Bentham, a British jurist and philosopher, noted that nature placed mankind “under two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”1 These two forces have a very clear evolutionary purpose: to make us behave in a way which is beneficial for our reproduction.2 This post raises two related questions: How effective is this incentive […]

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Can Religion Make You Happy?

23
Mar
Nick

  I am not religious. However, this post is not about my beliefs (or non-beliefs), but rather about whether religion should be regarded as a good thing. For me, being primarily interested in people’s happiness, the question is: does religion bring more happiness into the world, or not? The Advantages of Religion What’s good about […]

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