Pursuit of Unhappiness by Daniel M. Haybron
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Pursuit of Unhappiness
By Daniel M. Haybron

The Pursuit of Unhappiness

The Elusive Psychology of Well-being

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Pursuit of Unhappiness by Daniel M. Haybron

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The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? This and related questions are explored in this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness in the contemporary psychological sense. In these pages, Dan Haybron argues that people are probably less effective at judging, and promoting, their own welfare than common belief has it. For the psychological dimensions of well-being, particularly our emotional lives, are far richer and more complex than we tend to realize. Knowing one's own interests is no trivial matter. As well, we tend to make a variety of systematic errors in the pursuit of happiness. We may need, then, to rethink traditional assumptions about human nature, the good life, and the good society. Thoroughly engaged with both philosophical and scientific work on happiness and well-being, this book will be a definitive resource for philosophers, social scientists, policy makers, and other students of human well-being.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199545988
ISBN-10: 0199545987
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Happiness: A Very Short Introduction by Daniel M. Haybron Happiness: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2013)

Most of us spend our lives striving for happiness. But what is it? How important is it? How can we (and should we) pursue it? In this Very Short Introduction Dan Haybron provides a comprehensive look at the nature of happiness. By using examples, Haybron considers how we measure happiness, what makes us happy, and considers its subjective nature.

Pursuit of Unhappiness by Daniel M. Haybron Pursuit of Unhappiness, Paperback (September 2010)

Dan Haybron presents an illuminating examination of well-being, drawing on important recent work in the science of happiness. He shows that we are remarkably prone to error in judgements of our own personal welfare, and suggests that we should rethink traditional assumptions about the good life and the good society.

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Author Biography - Daniel M. Haybron

Daniel Haybron is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. His research interests centre on several issues in ethics: well-being and the good life, moral evil, and the virtues.

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