A set of various theories about the relationship between ideas and actions. For some, they are inextricably linked together. For others there’s a fundamental hiatus between them. William James, Slavoj Žižek, Everett M. Rogers, Paul Valéry, Giorgio Agamben, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated […]