Download Gilles Lipovetsky – A Felicidade Paradoxal. Reseña de “A felicidade paradoxal: ensaio sobre a sociedade de hiperconsumo” de LIPOVETSKY,. Gilles. Matrizes, vol. 1, núm. 2, abril, , pp. In , Gilles Lipovetsky, French philosopher, professor of philosophy in A sociedade da decepção (Manole, ) and A felicidade paradoxal. The first is an.

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Pioneira Thomson Learning, a. It is no longer sought out in the afterlife, and not in a fairer collective existence either. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Critica Social do Julgamento.

What we have here is the privatization of happiness. Not leaving their homes, neighborhoods, time spent with the family, friends and neighbors, may be the only possibility for happiness.

Regardless of the plausible criticism of this concept of happiness felicidaade in positive psychology, the awareness of its dissemination and use by companies and brands, as well as citizens in general, felicldade more than enough reason for it to be of interest in our attempt to understand how happiness has been represented in Advertising and if and how such representations display the elements described above.

Nested in the Himalaya Range, in Asia between China and India, the small kingdom of Bhutan is considered the happiest country in the world. O Consumo, o Gosto, a Ponte e a Cerca: Goodreads helps you lipovefsky track of books you want to read.

Indiana University Press, The Enlightenment’s equation does not add up: Strictly speaking, the first condition to reach happiness has been fulfilled: The theme in Advertising There are many examples of happiness being used as a theme in Advertising.

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In the campaign’s institutional film-manifest entitled “All it takes to be happy is to start” Figure 3the already familiar sentence “What makes you happy? A Felicidade Paradoxal by Gilles Lipovetsky.

Therefore it is common for people and families who have conditions to move to areas with better infrastructure to choose not to leave their neighborhoods. The campaign further reinforces the element of success, resulting from a happy life and beauty, as preached by positive gillss.a, and talks directly to those who are climbing the social ladder, in line with the concept of ascension consumption: Civilization’s progress and modernity brought about undeniable benefits to mankind and we can summarize an entire set of health, education felicidsde comfort indicators in the concept of wellbeing.


In the end of his criticism Freire Filho considers that the quest for positive psychology’s so-called “authentic happiness” is a reconfiguration of the quest for happiness of the Enlightenment, and that it is possibly causing a lot of suffering, as not everyone feels capable to accomplish this mission or is able to reach the ideal of the “chronically happy people”. Friends of happiness, otherwise, are leisure, knowledge and idleness, of course.

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According to Freire Filhocurrent society grants us more than the right to happiness, in fact it imposes the imperative that happiness should be accomplished immediately, right here and right now: Unintentionally, the authors also present a paradox, also because the friend-enemy spheres coexist within the individual and bring new layers of feliciddade to the understanding of happiness.

It is what the author calls the “egalitarian ideology of wellbeing”.

Finally, with a clear psychoanalytical approach paravoxalemphasizing emotional and affectionate stimuli, the campaign is able to lead consumers to imagine the pleasure they will obtain, achieving what Campbell named imaginative hedonism.

Thus we note that the complexity of the elements that make reference to happiness are not exclusive to ads destined to the higher social classes and that there may be a relationship between the type of consumption ascension or inclusion and the representation of happiness adopted in the ad.

Presented as a blue diamond oipovetsky originally synthesized by the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer. Based on this paradxoal background, it is possible to pose some questions associated with the Brazilian context, which felicodade today with a sizeable contingent of new consumers, who are shaping a new configuration of the country’s social topography, as it changes from a pyramid to a horizontally elongated lozenge, with striking predominance of the group defined by the Brazil Criteria 6 as social class C.

The past decade has seen an increasing use of happiness as argument for advertising campaigns and strategic positioning of various brands. The 20 th century arrives with a novelty: Thus the project of construction of happiness was granted possible for all individuals, becoming an imperative in modernity in a broad, general and unrestricted way.

Meanwhile the loss of self-esteem is the “big ghost” that has become an obsession for individuals today BIRMAN,p. Lipovetsky began his philosophical career as a Marxist, similar to many others in the s. Mas estes prazeres privados originam uma felicidade paradoxal: Want to Read saving…. In spite of Baudrillard’s important criticism of the logic of consumer society, especially the concealment of the actual inequalities in its core, it is important, for our means, to understand that consumption establishes a principle of equality of sorts among individuals, based on the free choice of products and consequently signs that express to others the measure of wellbeing reached, whenever they desire.


Although positive psychology is not concerned about tracing a definitive conceptualization of happiness, stating that it may “encompass a variety of positive emotions”, through its studying in-depth research, Freire Filho was able to capture the essence of all ways the concept is used, stating that “for positive psychology happiness is one of the possible synonyms for the different levels of satisfaction we obtain when we explore in the many senses of the word the best in us, prospering everyday, in any situation” FREIRE FILHO,p.

A state of mind? In this conception, there is an important change of the point we were in the discussion about the lipovetdky quest for happiness. According to Baudrillardin order to express such equality among individuals, happiness needs to be measurable by tangible criteria, that is, through lipovehsky that signify this condition, that demonstrate the comfort or wellbeing achieved.

Oxford University, []. To ask other readers questions about A Felicidade Paradoxalplease sign up. And in the current context, with its neoliberal tendencies, this conquest can only be made by autonomous individuals. From this perspective, consumption has the primary purpose to classify people and events, and material goods serve as “markers of lines in social relationships”, communicating the social status one belongs to or wishes to belong to: Although they lack basic goods, people supposedly find happiness in their children, friendships, work, not to mention more stereotyped factors such as fun, samba, Carnaval, dive bars, soccer, eroticism, the beach.

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