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Review: Happiness: A History

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Barbara Bamberger Scott

What is happiness? Is it "contemplation of truth" as Thomas Aquinas suggested? Is it the perfect innocence of childhood, as alluded to in Wordsworth's "Intimations of Immortality": "Heaven lies about us in our infancy"? Is it never having to say (as the French gourmand La Mettrie might aver) "Where's the chocolate"? Is it to be found in the sweat of one's brow, as Marx seemed to imply, and in the ... Read full review


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