Conceptions of Happiness, Revised Edition presents the thesis that
happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these
many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced
throughout the centuries in many climes and places. When asked if
one is happy, people answer according to their own conception of
happiness. Their conception may differ from that of the
interrogator, who may not be unaware of this fact. People may also
deem themselves happy differently at different times in their
lives, depending upon their circumstances and on their own estimate
of themselves. Therefore, to think that there is just one meaning
of happiness spanning a lifetime does not correspond to the facts
of life as we know and experience them. This book presents many
views of happiness as espoused by their original founders and
|Country of origin:
Ignacio L. Gotz
||Electronic book text - Windows
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