Introducing Happiness: Thursday January 5, 2012
My book on happiness has just been published by Icon books.Tags: happiness
The Trouble with Happiness: Wednesday July 6, 2011
Happiness, politics, and focussing on the good bits.Tags: happiness, martin seligman, matthieu ricard, psychology
The View from the Chariot: Wednesday January 30, 2008
The Buddha: bad psychologist?Tags: ashvaghosha, buddhism, happiness, psychology
Studying Happiness: Thursday January 10, 2008
The metta bhavana, and meditation on happiness.Tags: buddhism, epicurus, happiness, metta, philosophy, psychology, stoic
Meditation as Natural History: Monday January 7, 2008
Meditation, natural history, and medieval books of beasts.Tags: charles taylor, evolution, geertz, happiness, natural history, religion, science, secularism
Worldly Transcendence: Monday December 24, 2007
Do we need God if we are to be happy?Tags: awe, god, happiness, owen flanagan, religion, russell, seligman, virtue, wonder
Happiness: Friday October 12, 2007
According to recent reports, children in the UK suffer from “pervasive anxiety”.Tags: education, happiness, politics
O, Unhappy Philosopher!: Friday July 6, 2007
Why so glum, you philosophers?Tags: happiness, levinas, pessimism, philosophy
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