11. Navigating What Is Valuable and Steering a Course in Pursuit of Happiness

  1. Fritz Allhoff
  1. Jesse Steinberg and
  2. Michael Stuckart

Published Online: 11 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch11

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

How to Cite

Steinberg, J. and Stuckart, M. (2012) Navigating What Is Valuable and Steering a Course in Pursuit of Happiness, in Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail (ed F. Allhoff), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118336465.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. Philosophy for Everyone

Book Series Editors:

  1. Patrick Goold

Series Editor Information

  1. Virginia Wesleyan College, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671856

Online ISBN: 9781118336465

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Keywords:

  • navigating, what is valuable/steering in search of happiness;
  • different senses of “value,” or of what is worthwhile;
  • sailing, the necessary elements in achieving a fully contented life;
  • virtue of courage, of finding oneself and one's character;
  • teak as a boat material, being of instrumental value;
  • instrumental value of objects, as subjected to change over time;
  • ideal sailing experience, as of instrumental value to sailors;
  • a boat's sails, also of instrumental value, and aesthetic to a sense

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What's So Great About Sailing?

  • Aristotle, Virtues, and Flourishing

  • Is Sailing Virtuous?

  • Is Sailing More Virtuous Than Other Pursuits?

  • Conclusion