The Conquest of Happiness

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1996 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 191 pages
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"My purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because, having no obvious external cause, appears inescapable."
 

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User Review  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

With the exception of a few outdated references regarding Russia and some scientific discoveries of his day, this book is as relevant now as it was when published in 1971--maybe even more so. Russell ... Read full review

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

I found a reference to Mr. Russell in The Gulag Peninsula with the inference that he was nieve in his views about the Communist Revolution. In this book he is nieve about other things as well. About ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
11
Is Happiness Still Possible?
113
Zest
124
Affection
137
The Family
145
Work
162
Impersonal Interests
170
Effort and Resignation
178
The Happy Man
186
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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.

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