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

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ISBN-10: 0743292936

ISBN-13: 9780743292931

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Schoch

List price: $17.95
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The Secrets of Happinessis a philosophical inquiry into the nature of happiness. Combining wit, warmth, and intellectual authority, this book offers us ancient wisdom for modern living. Richard Schoch shows readers how they can enrich their lives by recovering the ancient philosophical and religious traditions of happiness--and then putting them to work in their own lives today. In a journey across cultures and centuries--from the trials of Job to the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and from Buddha's Four Noble Truths to the ecstasy of medieval Sufi mystics--Schoch answers questions that, although fundamental to our well-being, are rarely asked: what kind of effort does it take to be happy?…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 4/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Richard Schoch is Professor of the History of Culture at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.