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Conquest of Happiness

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ISBN-10: 087140673X

ISBN-13: 9780871406736

Edition: 2013

Authors: Bertrand Russell, Daniel C. Dennett

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In The Conquest of Happiness, first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years later, Russell’s wisdom remains as true as it was on its initial release. Eschewing guilt-based morality, Russell lays out a rationalist prescription for living a happy life, including the importance of cultivating interests outside oneself and the dangers of passive pleasure. In this new edition, best-selling philosopher Daniel C. Dennett reintroduces Russell to a new…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 8/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt G�del, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide…    

Matthew M. Hurley is currently researching teleology and agency at the Center for Research onConcepts and Cognition at Indiana University.Daniel C. Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy atTufts University. He is the author of Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Scienceof Consciousness (MIT Press) and other books.

Introduction
Preface
Causes of Unhappiness
What Makes People Unhappy?
Byronic Unhappiness
Competition
Boredom and Excitement
Fatigue
Envy
The Sense of Sin
Persecution Mania
Fear of Public Opinion
Causes of Happiness
Is Happiness Still Possible?
Zest
Affection
The Family
Work
Impersonal Interests
Effort and Resignation
The Happy Man