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Is Happiness a Sufficient Criterion for Moral Worth?

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Is Happiness Enough?

Is happiness a sufficient criterion for moral worth? If it isn't, can you name a better or more appropriate criterion.

Do you feel happy? If not, does that mean you are morally worthless? When a criminal robs a store, rapes a teenage girl or murders someone and feels happy does this imply that he/she is enjoying moral worth?

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Do you feel happy? If not, does that mean you are morally worthless? When a criminal robs a store, rapes a teenage girl or murders someone and feels happy does this imply that he/she is enjoying moral worth?

I think we would say, "Of course not!" to both of these scenarios. I can feel unhappy due to circumstances and yet have moral worth. I currently live in Thailand where human ...

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If a person is happy does this give him/her moral worth? Whether happiness should be our ultimate pursuit in life is determined. The solution is over 300 words of original text.

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