The Secrets of Happiness - 9780743292931

Un libro in lingua di Richard Schoch edito da Simon & Schuster, 2008

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Unhappy is the story of happiness. More than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Greeks first pondered what constitutes "the good life," happiness was considered a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Not just mere enjoyment of pleasure and mere avoidance of suffering, true happiness was an achievement, not a birthright. Now, in an age of instant gratification and infinite distraction, history professor Richard Schoch takes a refreshingly contemplative look at a question that's as vital today as ever: What does it mean to be happy? Schoch consults some of history's greatest thinkers -- from Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas to Buddha -- in his quest to understand happiness in all its hard-won forms. Packed with three thousand years' worth of insights, many long forgotten, The Secrets of Happiness is a breath of ancient wisdom for anyone who yearns for the good life.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Secrets of Happiness
  • Sottotitolo: Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreRichard Schoch
  • Editore: Simon & Schuster
  • Collana: Simon & Schuster (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 23 Aprile '08
  • Genere: SELF HELP
  • Pagine: 243
  • Peso gr: 294
  • Dimensioni mm: 209 x 127 x 12
  • ISBN-10: 0743292936
  • EAN-13: 9780743292931