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Wellbeing

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The politics of wellbeing and the new science of happiness have shot up the agenda since Martin Seligman coined the phrase "positive psychology." After all, who does not want to live the good life? So ten years on, why is it that much of this otherwise welcome debate sounds like as much apple-pie - "work less," "earn enough," "keep fit," "find meaning," "enjoy freedoms"? T ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published August 21st 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Daniel Coburn
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Solid introduction to wellbeing by Mark Vernon, a psychotherapist and philosopher. Drawing on philosophy, psychology, and religion, he explores the nature of human wellbeing from multiple angles, while cautioning against the pitfalls of modern self-help approaches to finding happiness. He goes so far as to suggest, "We might do well simply to forget happiness... it is better to push the question of what makes you feel up or down to one side. It will take care of itself... The pursuit of happines ...more
Mario Gagliardi
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Read this book for a second time to try and understand the content a little more thoroughly. As I mentioned in the last review the book takes on some complex subjects in some deep ways. The strongest parts of this book are the discussion between lower and higher flourishing and the explanation of flow. A lot of talk about mystery, transcendence, and love are complex but incoherent at times. Vernon presents much on those matters but a lot of it contradicts and he only softly takes a preference.
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Elif Ergin
İnsan ne bilirse o kadar alır. Bu yazıyı okurken bunu dikkate alın. Daha önce ciddi bir felsefe okuması yapmış değilim. Üzerine az biraz kafa yorduğum için bu eleştiriyi yazıyorum.
Vernon kendinin agnostik olduğunu söylüyor ama gayet Hristiyanca bir bakıştı benim gördüğüm, içine biraz tasavvufi ögeler, biraz da mistisizm eklenmiş. Arada usüldendir diye Tanrı'nın var olup olmadığını konuşmaya gerek yok diyor. Ama kişinin iyi oluşuyla çevirilerde aşkın olarak geçen şeyin çok ilişkili olduğunu söylü
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Pinar Gungor
May 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Cevirisi korkunc o yuzden kitap hakkinda cok bir yorum yapamiyorum.
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