The Conquest of Happiness The Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness

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Publisher Description

“Should be read by every parent, teacher, minister, and Congressman in the land.”—The Atlantic

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 generation, stating that Conquest is both “a fascinating time capsule” and “a prototype of the flood of self-help books that have more recently been published, few of them as well worth reading today as Russell’s little book.”

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2013
August 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Liveright
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
552.1
KB

Customer Reviews

KingLoopa ,

Extremely insightful

For a book published in 1930, it is fascinating to realize how relevant it is today. This books helps you put into perspective what happiness is and what elements are involved to experience and maintain it. I definitely recommend it, oh and keep a dictionary close by.

Desimond34 ,

Beautiful book

Wonderful read or listen

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