Secrets of Happiness Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life
Edition: 2006 (Annotated)
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Description: 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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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Living for Pleasure|
|The Greatest Happiness (The Utilitarians)|
|Pleasure Is Good (The Epicureans)|
|Get Busy with Your Works (Hinduism)|
|The Enlightened One (Buddhism)|
|Only in Heaven (Christianity)|
|The Alchemy of Happiness (Islam)|
|It's All in Your Mind (The Stoics)|
|The Hidden Face of God (Judaism)|