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Title   Age of Absurdity : Why Modern Life Makes it Hard to be Happy 

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Author   FOLEY Michael  ISBN   9781847396273  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Simon & Schuster  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Philosophy  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2011 Type   Gen Floor Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   Popular philosophy 
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Synopsis The good news is that the great thinkers from history have proposed the same strategies for happiness and fulfilment. The bad news is that these turn out to be the very things most discouraged by contemporary culture. This knotty dilemma is the subject of The Age of Absurdity - a wry and accessible investigation into how the desirable states of wellbeing and satisfaction are constantly undermined by modern life. Michael Foley examines the elusive condition of happiness common to philosophy, spiritual teachings and contemporary psychology, then shows how these are becoming increasingly difficult to apply in a world of high expectations. The common challenges of earning a living, maintaining a relationship and ageing are becoming battlegrounds of existential angst and self-loathing in a culture that demands conspicuous consumption, high-octane partnerships and perpetual youth. In conclusion, rather than denouncing and rejecting the age, Foley presents an entertaining strategy of not just accepting but embracing today's world - finding happiness in its absurdity.

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