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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Paperback – Illustrated, 26 December 2006

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  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0465028020
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0465028023
  • Product Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.05 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : Basic Books; Illustrated Edition (26 December 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 970 ratings

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"The Happiness Hypothesis... has more to say about the pleasures and perils, the truths, of being alive than any book I've read in a long time." --San Francisco Bay Guardian

"An intellectual tour de force that weaves into one fabric wisdom that is ancient and modern, religious and scientific, Eastern and Western, liberal and conservative all with the aim of pointing us to a more meaningful, moral, and satisfying life." --David G. Myers, Professor of Psychology, Hope College, author of Intuition: Its Powers and Its Perils

"Haidt's is an open-minded, robust look at philosophy, psychological fact and spiritual mystery, of scientific rationalism and the unknowable ephemeral--an honest inquiry that concludes that the best life is, perhaps, one lived in the balance of opposites." --Bookpage

"I really can't recommend this book enough. It's one of the best and most insightful books I've ever read."--Joe Rogan

"[A] marvelous book.... I don't think I've ever read a book that laid out the contemporary understanding of the human condition with such simple clarity and sense." --Guardian, (UK)

"An erudite, fluently written, stimulating reassessment of age-old issues."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"It would be something of an exaggeration to say that Jonathan Haidt has found the final answer to happiness, but he has come as close as any other writer of our times. Every page of his book provides gems of insight about the good life and where to look for it. Anyone who is interested in humannature and its potential must read this book." --William Damon, Director, Stanford Center on Adolescence, and author of The Moral Child

"Should we live our lives by age-old wisdom or the latest discoveries? Haidt gives us the luxury of not having to choose, bringing together both sources of insight in this sparkling investigation into the psychology of life and happiness." --Daniel Wegner, author of The Illusion of Conscious Will

The Happiness Hypothesis is a wonderful and nuanced book that provides deep insight into the some of the most important questions in life--Why are we here? What kind of life should we lead? What paths lead to happiness? From the ancient philosophers to cutting edge scientists, Haidt weaves a tapestry of the best and the brightest. His highly original work on elevation and awe--two long-neglected emotions--adds a new weave to that tapestry. A truly inspiring book." --David M. Buss, author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

"[An] inspiring nuanced study."--People

About the Author

Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research examines morality, the moral emotions, and the intuitive foundations of politics and religion. He is the co-editor of Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived, and the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.