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Happiness Is Overrated (Hardback)
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Happiness Is Overrated (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 22/11/2003
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Happiness Is Overrated highlights the greatest thinking on the concept of happiness from classical philosophers such as Plato, to contemporary sociologists and psychologists. It includes practical advice on how to attain happiness, but argues that happiness is not the greatest personal good. Ultimately, the greatest personal good is realized in leading a robustly meaningful, valuable life.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742533615
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 20 mm


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In one of the best surveys of the field, Belliotti economically sweeps both historical and contemporary sources into a solidly readable, powerful analysis, achieving the rare status of general public accessibility without sacrificing any scholarly meat. Bulleted summations at the close of chapters serve to clarify and condense. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
Happiness Is Overrated is a good book. Belliotti shows himself to be a clear writer and thinker who is well versed in both the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy. The breadth of his knowledge and understanding is very impressive. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in finding out what philosophers have had to say about the nature and value of happiness and the meaning of human existence. * Review of Metaphysics *
[Belliotti's] book is informative, enjoyable, and meaningful. * The Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Psychiatry *
Raymond Belliotti's Happiness Is Overrated is a most welcome book in ethics. Belliotti asks the key questions that philosophers should ask, as should their students, such as to what extent happiness is subjective or objective and whether happiness is indeed the most important thing in life or rather 'overrated.' His answers to these questions should be both enticing and challenging to our students. They will learn a lot of history of philosophy as well. -- Robert C. Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Business and Philosophy and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas, Aust

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