The Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness

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The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell's recipe for good living. First published in 1930, it pre-dates the current obsession with self-help by decades. Leading the reader step by step through the causes of unhappiness and the personal choices, compromises and sacrifices that (may) lead to the final, affirmative conclusion of 'The Happy Man', this is popular philosophy, or even self-help, as it should be written.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19.05mm | 318g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138127221
  • 9781138127227

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'He writes what he calls common sense, but is in fact uncommon wisdom.' - The Observer
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'He writes what he calls common sense, but is in fact uncommon wisdom.' - The Observer
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About Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). A celebrated mathematician and logician, Russell was and remains one of the most genuinely widely read and popular philosophers of modern times.
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