The idea of a state of happiness in man seems to be devoid of sharp boundaries. The indeterminacy which encloses the extension of the predicate "e;a state of happiness"e; makes it impossible to identify the one possession that makes the difference between happiness and unhappiness. Man will never be able to identify that one thing that will be the one thing which makes whole and completes his state of happiness. As such, we are faced with paradox since from apparently true premises we are able to deduce an apparently false conclusion.
—On the Idea of Happiness from the forthcoming title, The Madness of Sincerity