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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sissela Bok Narrator: Kellie Fitzgerald Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this smart and timely book, the distinguished moral philosopher Sissela Bok ponders the nature of happiness and its place in philosophical thinking and writing throughout the ages. With nuance and elegance, Bok explores notions of happiness - from Greek philosophers to Desmond Tutu, Charles Darwin, Iris Murdoch, and the Dalai Lama - as well as the latest theories advanced by psychologists, economists, geneticists, and neuroscientists. Eschewing abstract theorizing, Bok weaves in a wealth of firsthand observations about happiness from ordinary people as well as renowned figures. This may well be the most complete picture of happiness yet.

This book is also a clarion call to think clearly and sensitively about happiness. Bringing together very different disciplines provides Bok with a unique opportunity to consider the role of happiness in wider questions of how we should lead our lives and treat one another - concerns that don't often figure in today's happiness equation. How should we pursue, weigh, value, or limit our own happiness, or that of others, now and in the future? Compelling and perceptive, Exploring Happiness shines a welcome new light on the heart of the human condition.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carolyn | 12/6/2013

    " Lost interest in wanting to read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aaron Terrazas | 8/24/2013

    " Fascinating, intellectually stimulating if sometimes abstruse reflection on how humanity has thought about happiness over the centuries. Highly recommended. Read slowly. Put it down for a year. Then go back and read it again. "

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