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    The Conquest of Happiness (Paperback) By (author) Bertrand Russell, Introduction by Daniel C Dennett

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    DescriptionIn The Conquest of Happiness, first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years later, Russell s wisdom remains as true as it was on its initial release. Eschewing guilt-based morality, Russell lays out a rationalist prescription for living a happy life, including the importance of cultivating interests outside oneself and the dangers of passive pleasure. In this new edition, best-selling philosopher Daniel C. Dennett reintroduces Russell to a new generation, stating that Conquest is both a fascinating time capsule and a prototype of the flood of self-help books that have more recently been published, few of them as well worth reading today as Russell s little book. "

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    The Conquest of Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bertrand Russell, Introduction by Daniel C Dennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 223
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 177 g
    ISBN 13: 9780871406736
    ISBN 10: 087140673X

    BIC E4L: HEA
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.2
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    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ, VXH
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24720
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    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC22: 170/.44, 170.44
    DC21: 170.44
    BISAC V2.8: LCO009000, OCC011000
    LC classification: BJ1481 .R75 2013
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    Liveright Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Liveright Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    05 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    'He writes what he calls common sense, but is in fact uncommon wisdom.' - The Observer