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The happiness hypothesis : finding modern truth in ancient wisdom

Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores ten great insights about man, the purpose of life, and happiness selected from diverse traditions and uses current scientific research to question and discuss the ideas.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Haidt
ISBN: 9780465028023 0465028020 9780465028016 0465028012
OCLC Number: 61211244
Awards: Shortlisted for BT Mind Awards Book of the Year 2007.
Description: xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: Too much wisdom --
The divided self --
Changing your mind --
Reciprocity with a vengeance --
The faults of others --
The pursuit of happiness --
Love and attachments --
The uses of adversity --
The felicity of virtue --
Divinity with or without God --
Happiness comes from between --
Conclusion: On balance.
Responsibility: Jonathan Haidt.
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