Happiness Hypothesis

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Beschreibung

Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations.

The pronouncements of philosophers are homespun by our grandmothers, and find their way into our common sense: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Happiness comes from within.

But are these 'truths' really true? Today we all seem to prefer to cling to the notion that a little bit more money, love or success will make us truly happy. Are we wrong?

In The Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. We learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think...

Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.



Vorwort
A brilliantly original exploration of what we can learn about the meaning of human life and how we should live our lives, drawing both on the wisdom of the great thinkers and on the insights of modern science. For all readers of Alain de Botton.

Autorentext

Jonathan Haidt



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'A wonderful and nuanced book that provides deep insight into some of the most important questions in life - why are we here? What kind of life should we lead? What paths lead to happiness? From the ancient philosophers to cutting edge scientists, Haidt weaves a tapestry of the best and brightest. His highly original work on elevation and awe - two long neglected emotions - adds a new weave to the tapestry. A truly inspiring book.' David M. Buss

Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations. The pronouncements of philosophers are homespun by our grandmothers, and find their way into our common sense: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Happiness comes from within.

But are these 'truths' really true?

'Jonathan Haidt leaves no doubt about the importance of emotion in the creation of personal meaning... This is a delightful and courageous book.' Antonio Damasio

'This fresh and original book goes to the heart of what people have found out about happiness, across cultures and times. Enjoyable, important, and eminently readable.' Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



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    Titel
    Happiness Hypothesis
    Untertitel
    Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science
    Autor
    EAN
    9781448166688
    ISBN
    978-1-4481-6668-8
    Format
    E-Book (epub)
    Hersteller
    Random House
    Herausgeber
    Cornerstone
    Genre
    Naturwissenschaft
    Veröffentlichung
    18.06.2015
    Digitaler Kopierschutz
    Adobe-DRM
    Dateigrösse
    0.72 MB
    Anzahl Seiten
    320
    Jahr
    2015
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