L’expérience du bonheur et les théories quotidiennes sur le bonheur


Abstract: The promise of happiness is one of the social strategies of legitimizing social arrangements. I classify theories of happiness in consolation theories – in which the observers of a disadvantage for happiness minimize its importance, and moralization theories, which involve an over°estimate of the importance of a disadvantage. Survey data indicate that poverty and disease are subject to consolation theories of happiness, while friendship and religious faith are subject to moralization theories.

Keywords: théories du bonheur, théorie consolatrice, théorie moralisatrice, métacroyance, indices de bonheurs