Monday, August 2, 2010

Dial-a-Book Recommends

Dial-a-Book recommendation for this week is

The book of the week 40 is ‘The Conquest of Happiness' by Bertrand Russell
About the Author: Bertrand Russell, was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, atheist, socialist, pacifist, and social critic.He was born in Wales where he also died, aged 97. Time magazine has quoted "The books of Bertrand Russell are a modern substitute for the Bible."

His work has had a considerable influence on logic, mathematics, set theory, linguistics, and philosophy, especially philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics.

In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought."

About the Book:  The book is neatly divided into two halves: the causes of unhappiness and the causes of happiness.

"My purpose is to suggest a cure for the ordinary day-to-day unhappiness from which most people in civilized countries suffer, and which is all the more unbearable because, having no obvious external cause, it appears inescapable. I believe this unhappiness to be largely due to mistaken views of the world, mistaken ethics, mistaken habits of life, leading to the destruction of that natural zest and appetite for possible things upon which all happiness, whether of men or of animals, ultimately depends." 


The Causes of Unhappiness
1.       What Makes People Happy
2.      Byronic Unhappiness
3.      Competition
4.      Boredom and Excitement
5.      Fatigue
6.      Envy
7.      The Sense of Sin
8.      Persecution Mania
9.      Fear of Public Opinion
The Causes of Happiness

1.       Is Happiness Still Possible
2.      Zest
3.      Affection
4.      The Family
5.      Work
6.      Impersonal Interests
7.      Effort and Resignation
8.      The Happy Man
Print Price: Rs 250 (Indian Edition), Our Price: Rs 225 (10% Discount)

Pages: 200

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In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. - Bertrand Russell

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