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The Conquest of Happiness - Bertrand Russell
The Conquest of Happiness
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The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell’s recipe for good living. First published in 1930, it pre-dates the current obsession with self-help by decades. Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to... show more
The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell’s recipe for good living. First published in 1930, it pre-dates the current obsession with self-help by decades. Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of ‘The Happy Man’, this is popular philosophy, or even self-help, as it should be written.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780415378475 (0415378478)
ASIN: 415378478
Publisher: Routledge
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Jon (of the Dead)
Jon (of the Dead) rated it
3.0
This book was not what I was expecting. I guess I was thinking that I was in for a grand overview on just what happiness is and the nature of the human existence in chasing it. And while parts were like that, many others were just Russell's opinions on how to "solve" the happiness problem. There w...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 The Conquest of Happiness (Routledge Classics)
Let's just say lately I've been picking up books that are easy enough to read, but still carry a bit of substance. This would translate into easy philosophy, and though I know it's judged for it's lack of seriousness, I think some authors are still able to pull through. Russel Brandt was not a philo...
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