A Brief History of Happiness

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In this brief history, philosopher Nicholas White reviews 2,500 years of philosophical thought about happiness.<br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Addresses key questions such as: What is happiness? Should happiness play such a dominant role in our lives? How can we deal with conflicts between the various things that make us happy?<br /> </li> <li>Considers the ways in which major thinkers from antiquity to the modern day have treated happiness: from Plato’s notion of the harmony of the soul, through to Nietzsche’s championing of conflict over harmony.<br /> </li> <li>Relates questions about happiness to ethics and to practical philosophy.</li> </ul>

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