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Daniel C. Russell joins us this week to talk about income and happiness. What do we give up by taking opportunities to earn more money?

Aaron Ross Powell
Director and Editor
Trevor Burrus
Research Fellow, Constitutional Studies

Dan Russell is Professor of Philosophy at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. He specializes in ancient philosophy and ethics, and his work focuses on ancient philosophy mainly as a source for expanding contemporary options for thinking about how to improve our lives.

Dan Russell claims that business ethics is more than just a set of ethical dilemmas. Isn’t that what ethics is about, though? Facing a moral quandary and figuring out how to solve it? How do the teachings of Aristotle tie into all of this? What does it mean to live a good life? What does a wise choice look like?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky, How Much is Enough? (book)

Daniel C. Russell, The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics (book)

Daniel C. Russell, Happiness for Humans (book)

Dan Russell, “Happiness — A Feeling or a Future?” (video)