Practical Wisdom: Aristotle meets Positive Psychology

  title={Practical Wisdom: Aristotle meets Positive Psychology},
  author={Barry L. Schwartz and Kenneth Evan Sharpe},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
The strengths and virtues identified by positive psychology are treated as logically independent, and it is recommended that people identify their “signature” strengths and cultivate them, because more of a strength is better [Peterson and Seligman: 2004, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification (Oxford University Press, New York); Seligman: 2002, Authentic Happiness (Free Press, New York)]. The present paper contrasts that view with the Aristotelian view that virtues are… 

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