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The pursuit of happiness and the traditions of wisdom

Author: Vincenzo Giorgino
Publisher: Heidelberg [etc.] : Springer, cop. 2014.
Series: SpringerBriefs in well-being and quality of life research
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a discussion of happiness that takes the shape of a dialogue between contemplative knowledge and practice or the wisdom traditions and the social sciences. It explores topics such  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincenzo Giorgino
ISBN: 9783319047430 3319047434
OCLC Number: 898632740
Description: XVI, 74 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Marina Nuciari.- Introduction; Vincenzo M.B. Giorgino.- Chapter 1. Classic Beliefs about Ways to Happiness. How Do They Apply Today?; Ruut Veenhoven.- Chapter 2. More Methodological Problems in Measuring Happiness, Life Satisfaction and Well-Being: Some First Empirical Results; Anna Maffioletti, Agata Maida and Francesco Scacciati.- Chapter 3. Happiness-Freedom. Who Suffers? From Dukkha to Samadhi; Serge Kolm.- Chapter 4. Dharma and Economics; Roberto Burlando.- Chapter 5. Happiness is an Art of Living. Towards a Contemplative Perspective on Economy as Relational Work; Vincenzo M.B. Giorgino.- Author biographies.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in well-being and quality of life research
Responsibility: edited by] Vincenzo Giorgino.

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