Paul Bloomfield
University of Connecticut, Storrs

Paul Bloomfield is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), who specializes in moral philosophy and metaphysics. He is editor of Morality and Self-Interest (OUP, 2008), and author of Moral Reality (OUP, 2001) and The Virtues of Happiness (OUP, 2014).



Morality Is Necessary for Happiness

An argument for the eponymous conclusion is given through a series of hypothetical syllogisms, the most basic of which is as follows: Morality is necessary for self-respect; self-respect is necessary for happiness; therefore, morality is necessary for happiness. A number of the most obvious objections are entertained and rejected.

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