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Description - The Wild Longing of the Human Heart by William Cooney

The search for happiness has been an enduring quest for us all. The greatest minds from history--Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Gandhi, Einstein and many others-all confirm that happiness is the one thing we all crave after. The Wild Longing of the Human Heart is divided into two parts. Part one examines the brief history of happiness which has not always meant exactly the same thing to all cultures and individuals, and then moves on to summarize the latest information from the areas of brain science as well as the field of positive psychology. Part two proposes that it is not happiness (in the psycho-physiological sense of something like tranquility) which is the true goal of human living. Rather, the true goal of the "wild longing" is a meaningful life, guided by the search for truth, beauty and goodness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761866954
ISBN-10: 0761866957
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 150mm x 8mm)
Pages: 106
Imprint: Hamilton Books
Publisher: University Press of America
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Cooney

Dr. William Cooney is a professor of philosophy at Hodges University and an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is past recipient of Teacher of the Year (Burlington Northern Faculty Excellence Award: Briar Cliff University) and Distinguished Scholarship Awards (Briar Cliff University and Marquette University). His other books include Reflections on Gabriel Marcel (ed.), Ten Great Thinkers, From Plato to Piaget, and The Quest for Meaning. His articles appear in such professional journals as Dialogue, Journal for Applied Ethics, The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, and The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying.

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