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Aristotle vs. Aristippus: Were they both right?
October 25, 2007 – 12:14 am | 8 Comments

The definition of happiness and the good life was much debated among early philosophers. Two schools of thought emerged: Aristippus’ solution was hedonism, or the pursuit of sensual pleasure and avoidance of pain. Aristotle, meanwhile, thought the ultimate aim was eudaimonia, or self-actualization.

Skip forward 2,500 years, and psychologists are applying the scientific method to the problem. Does this help our understanding of what constitutes a life well lived?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…
September 25, 2007 – 10:31 am | 6 Comments
Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

A new report has found that being super-thin is bad for models’ health. But what effect do size zeros have on the rest of us?

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