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The Conquest of Happiness

By Bertrand Russell

Introduction by Anthony Grayling

Routledge – 2006 – 200 pages

Series: Routledge Classics

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    December 30th 1975
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Description

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.

Reviews

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

Author Bio

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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Description: By Bertrand RussellIntroduction by Anthony Grayling. 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...
Categories: Philosophy, 20th Century, Russell