The Biological Obstacles

  • Barbro Fröding
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)


This chapter focuses on the biological obstacles that stand between us and the type of good decision-making which enables us to live the happy life. Recent scientific studies indicate that our failure to lead the happy life can be explained in terms of lacking cognitive capacities. Humans in general are bad at responding to information, an inability which extends both ‘the gathering of information phase’ and to ‘the drawing conclusions and acting on them phase’. This has some very negative consequences.


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Virtue Ethic Cognitive Capacity Happy Life Virtue Epistemology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of PhilosophyRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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