The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

December 26, 2006|
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
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The bestselling author ofThe Righteous MindandThe Coddling of the American Minddraws on philosophical wisdom and scientific research to show how the meaningful life is closer than you think
The Happiness Hypothesisis a book about ten Great Ideas. Each chapter is an attempt to savor one idea that has been discovered by several of the world''s civilizations -- to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, and to extract from it the lessons that still apply to our modern lives and illuminate the causes of human flourishing.
Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the author ofThe Righteous MindandThe Coddling of the American Mind, shows how a deeper understanding of the world''s philosophical wisdom and its enduring maxims -- like "do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or "what doesn''t kill you makes you stronger" -- can enrich and even transform our lives.
Jonathan Haidtis the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University''s Stern School of Business. He is a social psychologist whose research examines morality and the moral emotions. He is the author ofThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,and the coauthor ofThe Coddling of the Am...
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Title:The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.2 in
Published:December 26, 2006
Publisher:Basic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:13
ISBN - 13:9780465028023

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