The Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Arthur William Russell,18 May 1872–2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism".He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians.With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

The Conquest of Happiness

The Conquest of Happiness

"Should be read by every parent, teacher, minister, and Congressman in the land."―The Atlantic In The Conquest of Happiness, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. Eschewing guilt-based morality, Russell lays out a rationalist prescription for living a happy life, including the importance of cultivating interests outside oneself and the dangers of passive pleasure.

Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness

A modern-day interpretation of a self-help classic

Bertrand Russell's The Conquest of Happiness

Tim Phillips’ brilliant interpretation of Bertrand Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness illustrates the principles of Russell’s philosophy with modern examples to enable twenty-first century readers to achieve happiness and transform their lives and the lives of those around them.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

100 Years of Happiness: Insights and Findings from the Experts

100 Years of Happiness: Insights and Findings from the Experts

This book sums up 100 of years of research into the study of happiness—from 19th century scientific insights on the subject to the pop psychology perspectives of modern-day America. • Concise summaries of classic debates on the meaning of happiness • An examination of cultural and individual belief systems regarding happiness

The Conquest of Politics

Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times

The Conquest of Politics

The description for this book, The Conquest of Politics: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times, will be forthcoming.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k