Secrets of Happiness Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life

ISBN-10: 0743292928

ISBN-13: 9780743292924

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Richard Schoch

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Unhappy is the story of happiness. More than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Greeks first pondered what constitutes "the good life," happiness was considered a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Not just mere enjoyment of pleasure and mere avoidance of suffering, true happiness was an achievement, not a birthright. Now, in an age of instant gratification and infinite distraction, history professor Richard Schoch takes a refreshingly contemplative look at a question that's as vital today as ever: What does it mean to be happy? Schoch consults some of history's greatest thinkers -- from Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas to Buddha -- in his quest to understand happiness in all its hard-won forms. Packed with three thousand years' worth of insights, many long forgotten,The Secrets of Happinessis a breath of ancient wisdom for anyone who yearns for the good life.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
Living for Pleasure
The Greatest Happiness (The Utilitarians)
Pleasure Is Good (The Epicureans)
Conquering Desire
Get Busy with Your Works (Hinduism)
The Enlightened One (Buddhism)
Transcending Reason
Only in Heaven (Christianity)
The Alchemy of Happiness (Islam)
Enduring Suffering
It's All in Your Mind (The Stoics)
The Hidden Face of God (Judaism)
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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