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Happiness (Paperback): Alain Badiou

Happiness (Paperback)

Alain Badiou; Translated by A., J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens

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'All philosophy is a metaphysics of happiness...or it's not worth an hour of trouble' claims Alain Badiou in this lively intervention into one of the most persistent themes in philosophy: what is happiness? And what do I need to do to be happy? The desire to be happy is one of our most universal goals and yet there doesn't seem to be any easy answers or formulas for achieving happiness. And the concept has become so commodified and corrupted to be almost unrecognizable as something worth pursuing. In light of this, should we just give up the aspiration to be happy altogether? Alain Badiou thinks not. While eschewing futile procedures for magically becoming 'happy', Badiou does passionately maintain that in order to be truly happy we need philosophy. And, bolder still, that a life lived philosophically is the happiest life of all!

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Alain Badiou
Translators: A., J. Bartlett • Justin Clemens
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-4742-7553-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Metaphysics & ontology
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present > Western philosophy, from c 1900 - > General
LSN: 1-4742-7553-2
Barcode: 9781474275538

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