The Happiness Fantasy [Audiobook] download free by Carl Cederstrom

The Happiness Fantasy Audiobook download free by Carl Cederstrom
  • Listen audiobook: The Happiness Fantasy
  • Author: Carl Cederstrom
  • Release date: 2018/11/1
  • Publisher: POLITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781509523818
  • Rating: 8.6 of 10
  • Votes: 478
  • Review by: Lyda Embry
  • Review rating: 8.79 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/17
  • Duration: 2H28M2S in 256 kbps (40 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-19
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: ATRAC, MP3, Musepack, WAV, MPEG4, OGG, WMA, FLAC (compression JAR, RAR, ACE, ZIP, ARJ, CHM)
  • Total pages original book: 200
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 14M7S (3.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Happiness has meant different things in different times: according to Aristotle, only the gods could be truly happy, but if you lived ethically, you might come close; for medieval Christians, the best way to be happy was to suffer pain and for Romantic philosophers like Rousseau, society made happiness impossible. But what does it mean to be happy today? In this devastatingly witty new book, Carl Cederstrom traces our present-day fantasy of happiness from its roots in the 60's counter-culture. He argues that happiness is now defined by a desire to be 'authentic', to experience physical pleasure, and to cultivate one's 'brand' as an employee. Along the way we encounter the renegade Austrian psychoanalysts, Big Pharma, Californian bohemians, self-help gurus and Silicon Valley CEOs who have all contributed to our current fantasy. Whilst these ideals may have depicted the good life in the 70s, a time of affluence and abundance, they are no longer sustainable in our current age of austerity. It is high time, Cederstrom argues, that we construct new fantasies of happiness.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy, Social & Cultural History, Psychology: Emotions
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.25 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x215x14mm
  • Weight: 238g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom

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