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Exploring Happiness : From Aristotle to Brain Science / Sissela Bok.

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Author/Creator:
Bok, Sissela author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2010]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (208 p.) : 0
Subjects:
Happiness -- History.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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, geneticists, and neuroscientists. Eschewing abstract theorizing, Bok weaves in a wealth of firsthand observations about happiness from ordinary people as well as renowned figures. This may well be the most complete picture of happiness yet.This book is also a clarion call to think clearly and sensitively about happiness. Bringing together very different disciplines provides Bok with a unique opportunity to consider the role of happiness in wider questions of how we should lead our lives and treat one another-concerns that don't often figure in today's happiness equation. How should we pursue, weigh, value, or limit our own happiness, or that of others, now and in the future? Compelling and perceptive, Exploring Happiness shines a welcome new light on the heart of the human condition.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
I. Luck
II. Experience
III. Discordant Definitions
IV. "On The Happy Life"
V. Measurement
VI. Beyond Temperament
VII. Is Lasting Happiness Achievable?
VIII. Illusion
IX. The Scope Of Happiness
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780300168433
OCLC:
805047279
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300168433 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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