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Regimes of Happiness

Regimes of Happiness

Comparative and Historical Studies

by Yuri Contreras-VejarJoanna Tice Jen and Bryan S. Turner
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Publication Date: 15/03/2019
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'Regimes of Happiness' is a comparative and historical analysis of how human societies have articulated and enacted distinctive notions of human fulfillment, determining divergent moral, ethical and religious traditions and incommensurate and conflicting understanding of the meaning of the 'good life'.

Presented in two parts, 'Regimes of Happiness' provides a historical view of the way in which Western societies, the descendants of the Latin Roman Empire, created languages and institutions that established specific and occasionally antithetical conceptions of a fulfilled human life or 'happiness' in the first part. The second part explores how non-Western societies and non-Christian religions have conceived and established their own ideals of human perfection. 'Regimes of Happiness' is a critical reflection on modern notions of happiness which are typically focused on individual feelings of pleasure.

ISBN:
9781783088850
9781783088850
Category:
Comparative religion
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-03-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
229x153x25mm
Weight:
0.45kg

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