Made for Happiness
Discovering the Meaning of Life With Aristotle
ISBN10: 0887846696 ISBN13: 9780887846694 Contributors: Spark, Kathryn (Translator) Publisher: House of Anansi Pr Published: Oct 1 2001 Pages: 203 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In Made for Happiness, Jean Vanier offers an uplifting, contemporary, and practical application of philosophy to human needs and yearnings. Inviting readers to look with fresh eyes at theories of happiness written over two millennia ago, Vanier builds on the philosophical work of his youth as he examines the basis for modern moral philosophy and its role in people's lives today.
The book uncovers useful links between psychology, spirituality, and morality: psychology helps readers face their fears and limitations; spirituality gives them strength; and morality helps them to choose the best actions - those that will increase their happiness, and thus their humanity. The combination of these paths to knowledge and wisdom gives meaning to people's lives and allows them to make the best use of their freedom on their way to that most elusive but always obtainable quality--happiness.