Study of Happiness

The Study of Happiness — Shaftesbury’s writings

“Philosophy … that wch teaches Happiness & gives the Rule of Life … the Studdy of Happiness.. to fortify a Mind, to learn how to be secure against Avarice, Ambition, Intemperance; how to throw off Cowardice & Effeminacy; how to cure Disquiet, Restlessness, Anxiety and to find that wch may satisfy & content; since Riches, Honours, &c: neither can; nor if they could, are such as to be counted on, as durable or certain.”
(Askêmata, “Philosophy”)

This section introduces Shaftesbury’s philosophical works.