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Can we be happier? : Evidence and ethics
Can we be happier? : Evidence and ethics
Laryard, Richard2020
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Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience. This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations. Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard evidence that increasing happiness is the right aim, and that it can be achieved. Its language is simple, its evidence impressive, its effect inspiring.
Main title:
Can we be happier? : Evidence and ethics / Richard Layard with George Ward.
Imprint:
London : Pelican, 2020.
Collation:
397 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The two cultures -- The happiness revolutioin -- What's the purpose -- What makes people happy -- Training our thoughts and our feelings -- Can the happiness movement succeed -- Who can do what? -- Each of us -- Teachers -- Managers -- Health professionals -- Families -- Communities -- Economists -- Politicians and public servants -- Scientists and technologists -- Actions for happiness.
ISBN:
9780241429990
Dewey class:
303.4
Language:
English
Added title:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibrarySociety and Beliefs303.4 LAYAvailable
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