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Philosophies of happiness : a comparative introduction to the flourishing life

Author: Diana Lobel
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2017]
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What does it mean to be truly happy? Diana Lobel provides a rich spectrum of arguments for a theory of happiness as flourishing or well-being, offering a global, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspective on how to create a vital, fulfilling, and significant life. Drawing upon perspectives from a broad range of philosophical traditions-Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary-the book suggests that just  Read more...
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Lobel, Diana
Philosophies of Happiness : A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life
New York : Columbia University Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Lobel
ISBN: 9780231545327 0231545320
OCLC Number: 1011608679
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Aristotle: The Life of Engaged Activity; 2. Epicurus: Happiness Is Pleasure; 3. Confucian Happiness: Ritual, Humaneness, Music, and Joy; 4. Daoism: Attentive Awareness and Effortless Ease of Action (Wu-Wei); 5. The Bhagavad GıtÄ#x81;: Non-attached Action and the Universal Spirit; 6. St. Augustine: The Happy Life of the Soul; 7. Maimonides: The Joy of Learning, Prayer, and Devotion; 8. The Sufi Path of Love in Ê¿Aá¹­á¹­Ä#x81;râ#x80;#x99;s Conference of the Birds; 9. Mindfulness, East and West. 10. DÅ#x8D;genâ#x80;#x99;s SÅ#x8D;tÅ#x8D; Zen and Shunryu Suzukiâ#x80;#x99;s Zen Mind, Beginnerâ#x80;#x99;s Mind11. Creative Engagement and the Art of Living; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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