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The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being

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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? That is the question posed by this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness, understood here as a psychological phenomenon. Engaging heavily with the scientific literature, Dan Haybron argues that people probably know less about their own welfare, and may be less effective at securing it, than common belief has it. This is largely because human nature is surprisingly ill-suited to the pursuit ...

The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199592463

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The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being 2008, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199545988

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