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Happiness by Frederic Lenoir


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Happiness by Frederic Lenoir
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Apr 12, 2016 | ISBN 9781612195209

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“An entertaining and affable guide to the topic of happiness. Jacques Prévert once wrote that ‘recognized happiness from the noise it made as it left.’ Mr. Lenoir does his best to help us hear it as it arrives.”
Wall Street Journal

“A brief though well-considered guide to a wide range of the many schools of thought regarding contentment, joy and happiness.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Frédéric Lenoir takes us through a philosophical journey that provokes thinking and encourages acting.  Reading Happiness can make your life’s journey a happier one.”
Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

“Frédéric Lenoir’s Happiness is a skillful, entertaining blend of philosophy and science that seeks to answer a question that thinkers have been posing for centuries: what does it mean to be happy? Happiness is a tough subject to tackle well. Frédéric Lenoir creates a journey that is as beautiful as it is thought-provoking.”
Maria Konnikova, bestselling author of Mastermind

Table Of Contents



1 Loving the Life You Lead

2 In the Garden of Pleasures, with Aristotle and Epicurus

3 Giving Meaning to Life

4 Voltaire and the Happy Idiot

5 Does Every Human Being Wish to Be Happy?

6 Happiness Is Not of This World: Socrates, Jesus, Kant

7 On the Art of Being Oneself

8 Schopenhauer: Happiness Lies in Our Sensibility

9 Does Money Make Us Happy?

10 The Emotional Brain

11 On the Art of Being Attentive . . . and Dreaming

12 We Are What We Think

13 The Time of a Life

14 Can We Be Happy Without Other People?

15 The Contagiousness of Happiness

16 Individual Happiness and Collective Happiness

17 Can the Quest for Happiness Make Us Unhappy?

18 From Desire to Boredom: When Happiness Is Impossible

19 The Smile of the Buddha and Epictetus

20 The Laughter of Montaigne and Chuang Tzu

21 The Joy of Spinoza and Ma Anandamayi




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