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The happiness hypothesis : putting ancient wisdom and philosophy to the test of modern science /

by Haidt, Jonathan.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Arrow Books, 2006Description: xiii, 297 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780099478898.Subject(s): Self actualization (Psychology) | Happiness
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.
Summary: Explores insights about man, the purpose of life, and happiness selected from diverse traditions and uses current scientific research to question and discuss the ideas. The author exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science and helps readers learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think. List(s) this item appears in: Wellbeing collection
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Originally published: William Heinemann, 2006.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-289) and index.

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.

Explores insights about man, the purpose of life, and happiness selected from diverse traditions and uses current scientific research to question and discuss the ideas. The author exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science and helps readers learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think.

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