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Happiness : a history

Author: Darrin M McMahon
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Grove Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on numerous sources, including art and architecture, poetry and Scripture, music and theology, literature and myth, McMahon offers a sweeping intellectual history of man's most elusive yet  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrin M McMahon
ISBN: 0802142893 9780802142894
OCLC Number: 427651911
Notes: APPE gift.
Description: xvi, 544 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the tragedy of happiness --
The highest good --
Perpetual felicity --
From heaven to earth --
Self-evident truths --
A modern rite --
Questioning the evidence --
Liberalism and its discontents --
Building happy worlds --
Joyful science --
Conclusion : happy ending.
Responsibility: Darrin M. McMahon.

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