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The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science by [Haidt, Jonathan]
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"Riveting... Brilliantly synthesising ancient cultural insights with modern psychology and even holding out some faint hope that your happiness, if not your tallness, might be marginally adjustable after all." (Sunday Times)

"Marvellous... Haidt...takes us on an extraordinary journey... 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." (James Flint Guardian)

"A superbly argued, crystal clear and intelligent blend of new directions in contemporary experimental psychology with traditional philosophical thought... And you know what? Reading it did actually make this reviewer happier." (Arena)

"A delightful book... By some margin the most intellectually substantial book to arise from the 'Positive Psychology' movement." (Nature)

"With singular gusto, Haidt measures ten 'Great Ideas' against past/present research in psychology and science. "LJ" 's verdict: Dr. Phil et al. don't have diddly on the old-school sages. No man is an island, indeed, and no modern reader should be without this carefully considered demystification of life" (Library Journal Best Books 2006)

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A brilliantly original exploration of what we can learn about the meaning of human life and how we should live our lives, drawing both on the wisdom of the great thinkers and on the insights of modern science. For all readers of Alain de Botton.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 883 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (18 June 2015)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YY05O7G
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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