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

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

Daniel M. Haybron


The pursuit of happiness is a defining subject matter of the fashionable period. yet what if humans are not excellent at it? that's the query posed through this e-book, the 1st complete philosophical remedy of happiness, understood right here as a mental phenomenon. enticing seriously with the medical literature, Dan Haybron argues that folks most likely understand much less approximately their very own welfare, and will be much less powerful at securing it, than universal trust has it. this is often mostly simply because human nature is unusually ill-suited to the pursuit of happiness. For the happiness that counts for wellbeing and fitness isn't really an issue of what we predict approximately our lives, yet of the standard of our emotional stipulations. but our emotional lives are remarkably tough to understand. in addition, we make various systematic error within the pursuit of happiness. those issues recommend that we should always reconsider conventional assumptions concerning the reliable lifestyles and the nice society. for example, the pursuit of happiness can be essentially an issue of social context instead of own selection.

This e-book deals an in depth advisor to philosophical puzzling over happiness and future health, correcting critical misconceptions that experience beset the literature. it is going to be a definitive source for philosophers, social scientists, policymakers, and different scholars of well-being.

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