Research Nexus

Pertinent Scholarship on Eudaimonia, Flourishing, and Happiness


Linker, Damon, “How the Pursuit of Happiness Has Led to Profound Despair.” The Week, April 2018

Lomas, Tim, “Flourishing as a Dialectical Balance: Emerging Insights From a Second-wave Positive Psychology.” Palgrave Communications, April 2016

Crespo, Ricardo F., “Happiness Economics, Eudaimonia and Positive Psychology: From Happiness Economics to Flourishing Economics.” Springer Science, June 2014

Powell, Benjamin and Candela, Rosolino, “Markets as Processes of Moral Discovery” (February 11, 2014). Studies In Emergent Order, vol. 7 (2014): 258-272.  Available at SSRN:

Klenig, John, and Nicholas G. Evans. “Human Flourishing, Human Dignity, and Human Rights.” Law and Philosophy, vol. 32, no. 5, 2013, pp. 539–564. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR:

Nussbaum, Martha, “Who is the Happy Warrior? Philosophy, Happiness Research, and Public Policy.” Springer-Verlag, October 2012

McCloskey, Deirdre, “Happyism.” The New Republic, June 2012

Dorsey, Dale. “Three Arguments for Perfectionism.” Noûs, vol. 44, no. 1, 2010, pp. 59–79. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Kesebir, Pelin, and Ed Diener. “In Pursuit of Happiness: Empirical Answers to Philosophical Questions.” Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 3, no. 2, 2008, pp. 117–125. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Martin, Mike W., “Happiness and Virtue in Positive Psychology.” Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior, March 2007

McMahon, Darrin, “The Quest for Happiness.” Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2005

De Ruyter, Doret J. “Pottering in the Garden? On Human Flourishing and Education.” British Journal of Educational Studies, vol. 52, no. 4, 2004, pp. 377–389. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Annas, Julia. “Happiness as Achievement.” Daedalus, vol. 133, no. 2, 2004, pp. 44–51. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Frey, Bruno S., and Stutzer, Alois, “The Economics of Happiness.” World Economics,  Vol. 3 no. 1, January-March 2002

Buss, David M.,  “The Evolution of Happiness.” American Psychologist, January 2000

Rasmussen, Douglas, “Human Flourishing and the Appeal to Human Nature.” Social Philosophy and Policy, December 1999

Veatch, Henry B., “Swimming Against the Current in Contemporary Philosophy.” Catholic University of America Press, 1990. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Harman, Gilbert. “Human Flourishing, Ethics, and Liberty.” Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 12, no. 4, 1983, pp. 307–322. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,

Kraut, Richard. “Two Conceptions of Happiness.” The Philosophical Review, vol. 88, no. 2, 1979, pp. 167–197. JSTOR, Available at JSTOR,