The author of the international bestseller Becoming Human examines happiness in contemporary life through the ancient philosophy of Aristotle.
Jean Vanier has devoted his life to improving the experiences of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize, Vanier is a world-renowned philosopher, humanitarian, and social activist. Interpreting the wisdom of Aristotle for today’s world, he explores what it means to be happy and how each of us might best obtain happiness.
To know true happiness is the most profound desire of every man and woman since time immemorial. In Happiness, Vanier offers a contemporary, practical application of philosophy that is simple without being simplistic, probing without being dogmatic. This thoughtful, intelligent, and lucidly written book marries classical thought to contemporary challenges, nourishing and stimulating both heart and mind.