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The conquest of happiness / Bertrand Russell ; with a new preface by A.C. Grayling.

By: Russell, Bertrand
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge classicsPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006Description: 183p.; 20 cmISBN: 0415378478Subject(s): HappinessDDC classification: 170.44 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
What makes people unhappy? -- Byronic unhappiness -- Competition -- Boredom and excitement -- Fatigue -- Envy -- The sense of sin -- Persecution mania -- Fear of public opinion -- Causes of happiness -- Is happiness still possible? -- Zest -- Affection -- The family -- Work -- Impersonal interests -- Effort and resignation -- The happy man.
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Originally published: London : George Allen & Unwin, 1930. With a new pref.

Includes index.

What makes people unhappy? -- Byronic unhappiness -- Competition -- Boredom and excitement -- Fatigue -- Envy -- The sense of sin -- Persecution mania -- Fear of public opinion -- Causes of happiness -- Is happiness still possible? -- Zest -- Affection -- The family -- Work -- Impersonal interests -- Effort and resignation -- The happy man.

catalogued by: wessam

Comment by Ahmad
07/11/2019

The book is, as expected of Lord Russel, less philosophical and more of a "common sense knowledge." Some of the book's ideas and implications are pure literature that does not have any logical basis and some are rather outdated.

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