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Exploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain science

Author: Sissela Bok
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this smart and timely book, the distinguished moral philosopher Sissela Bok ponders the nature of happiness and its place in philosophical thinking and writing throughout the ages. With nuance and elegance, Bok explores notions of happiness - from Greek philosophers to Desmond Tutu, Charles Darwin, Iris Murdoch, and the Dalai Lama - as well as the latest theories advanced by psychologists, economists,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sissela Bok
ISBN: 9780300139297 0300139292 0300178107 9780300178104
OCLC Number: 801356647
Notes: Originally published: 2010
Description: 218 s. ; 22 cm
Contents: Luck --
Experience --
Discordant Definitions --
"On The Happy Life" --
Measurement --
Beyond Temperament --
Is Lasting Happiness Achievable? --
Illusion --
The Scope Of Happiness.
Responsibility: Sissela Bok

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Examines the nature of happiness and its place in philosophical thinking and writing throughout the ages. The author explores notions of happiness - from Greek philosophers to Desmond Tutu, Charles  Read more...

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"'Sissela Bok makes sense of happiness for adults: what sort of happiness we can seek, and what lies beyond our grasp. The book illuminates 'the pursuit of happiness' in modern economics, psychiatry, Read more...

 
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