Happiness Is Overrated / Edition 1

Happiness Is Overrated / Edition 1

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti, Raymond Belliotti
     
 

ISBN-10: 074253362X

ISBN-13: 9780742533622

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Happiness Is Overrated begins with an historical overview of the development of the concept of 'happiness' from Plato to contemporary writers, highlighting the best scholarship emerging from philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Belliotti includes practical advice on how to attain happiness and addresses issues centered on the meaning of life. Happiness, he argues

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Happiness Is Overrated begins with an historical overview of the development of the concept of 'happiness' from Plato to contemporary writers, highlighting the best scholarship emerging from philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Belliotti includes practical advice on how to attain happiness and addresses issues centered on the meaning of life. Happiness, he argues, is not the greatest personal good, or even a great good in itself. In fact, sometimes happiness isn't a good at all. If we pursue worthwhile, exemplary lives and find happiness along the way, then we are lucky. If we don't, then we can take pride and derive satisfaction from a life well lived. Ultimately, the greatest personal good is realized in leading a robustly meaningful, valuable life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742533622
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
1,434,759
Product dimensions:
0.42(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Greek, Roman, and Christian Happiness Chapter 2 Happiness Reconceived Chapter 3 Contemporary Philosophical Views Chapter 4 The Paths to Happiness Chapter 5 The Meaning of Life

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