Happiness

Happiness

A History

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A sweeping intellectual history charts the concept of happiness in human life and explains how this modern belief is the result of a revolution in human expectations since the eighteenth century, when the Enlightenment's recognition of happiness as a motivating ideal led to its official consecration in the Declaration of Independence and France's Declaration of the Rights of Man. 25,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

An intellectual history of the modern concept of happiness in human life which maintains that a change in human expectations took place during the Enlightenment which made happiness a motivating ideal.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780871138866
0871138867
Characteristics: xvi, 544 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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