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The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science By Jonathan Haidt

The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science
by Jonathan Haidt

Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations.Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.
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Every culture rests on a bedrock of folk wisdom handed down through generations. The pronouncements of philosophers are homespun by our grandmothers, and find their way into our common sense: what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Happiness comes from within. But are these 'truths' really true? Today we all seem to prefer to cling to the notion that a little bit more money, love or success will make us truly happy. Are we wrong? In The Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt exposes traditional wisdom to the scrutiny of modern science, delivering startling insights. We learn that virtue is often not its own reward, why extroverts really are happier than introverts, and why conscious thought is not as important as we might like to think... Drawing on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science, The Happiness Hypothesis is a remarkable, original and provocative book - ancient wisdom in our time.

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GOR001376765
Title
The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year published
Number of pages
320
ISBN 10
0099478897
ISBN 13
9780099478898
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