Eudaimonia: life for the hero

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Abstract

The article reviews the contemporary concepts of eudaimonia, connected with an individual’s realization of his/her personality potential. It formulates a number of external and internal conditions for eudaimonic image of life to appear and discusses the reasons that aggravate the observation of these conditions. The article contains the conclusion about the elite focus of contemporary concepts treating eudaimonia as the main way of achieving happiness and subjective well-beeing.

General Information

Keywords: eudaimonia; hedonism; autonomy; self-actualization; flow; happiness

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Levit L.Z. Eudaimonia: life for the hero [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2013. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 69–77. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Leonid Z. Levit, Doctor of Psychology, Doctoral candidate, Belorussia State Pedagogical University, the faculty of psychology, Minsk, Belarus, e-mail: leolev44@tut.by

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