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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom - Jonathan Haidt
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
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In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes... show more
In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465028023 (0465028020)
ASIN: 465028020
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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hpagano
hpagano rated it
3.0 The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
There were a few striking insights and excellent metaphors in this book that are now part of the way I understand certain aspects of the human experience. I was struck more by discussion of religion and spirituality than by discussion of happiness, and found it more interesting from a sociological ...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
4.0 The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
"Author has a lot to say and says it"He really covers what goes into making us happy and what the great thinkers have said on the matter throughout the ages, and what is morality and how to best think about it.
qaphsiel
qaphsiel rated it
5.0 Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom...Why the Meaningful Life is Closer Than You Think
First, let me state that this is NOT a self-help book. It is a survey of various ideas concerning happiness that cross various cultural, philosophical and religious boundaries.Each idea is examined in the light of the latest neurological, psychological and sociological science. Some are found wantin...
debnance
debnance rated it
3.0 The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
And thus we move, logically, to The Happiness Hypothesis. Ben Tanaka, main character of Shortcomings, could use The Happiness Hypothesis. Ginger Pye and the rest of the Pye family apparently intuitively knew The Happiness Hypothesis. Haidt looks at ancient wisdom and compares it to the result of the...
XOX
XOX rated it
The book premise include some form of Buddhism teachings without really understand or give a shit about Buddhism.If the writer is going to borrow something from Buddhism, at least represent it well, and research it better, instead of distorted it to fit in whatever way he like to use it.The Eastern ...
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