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Title Regimes of happiness : comparative and historical studies / edited by Yuri Contreras-Vejar, Joanna Tice Jen and Bryan S. Turner
Published London : Anthem Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Anthem religion and society series ; 2
Anthem religion and society series ; 2
Contents Cover; Front Matter; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Chapters Intro to Chapter 15; Introduction: Reflections on Regimes of Happiness; Part I Happiness in the West; Chapter One A Fragment of Bliss: Augustinian Beatitudo and the Ideal of Atonement; Introduction; On Opposites: Felix Roman versus Christian Beatus; Bibliography; Chapter Two Arts of Happiness and Love: Translating Aristotle in the Later Middle Ages; Bibliography
Chapter Six A Path to Eternal Happiness: Convent Life in the United States in the Nineteenth CenturyAppendix; References; Chapter Seven "Be Joyful Always!": Twenty-First-Century Evangelical Conceptions of Happiness and Trumpist Politics; What Is Evangelicalism?; The Beatitudes; Meditation; Receptivity to God through Emotional Discipline; Normative Ranking of "Good" and "Bad" Emotions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Chapter Eight The Erasmus Program: The Promise of European Happiness; Introduction; Promotion, Media and Cultural Representations7; The Sexual Thread; Critiques and Counternarratives
Chapter Ten And you Should Be Nothing but Happy: Judaism and the Dual Approach to JoyHappiness of This World; Happiness through God; Study as a Divine Sexual Encounter; Study as a Taste of Heaven; Study as Revelation; Hospitality as the Synthesis of Two Avenues to Happiness; Conclusion; Chapter Eleven Happiness in Medieval Islamicate Literature: Conceptual and Practical Problems; Al-Kindi: Stoic Ethics as a Mirror for Princes; Al-Farabi: Happiness and Politics; Visions of Society in Falsafa and Beyond; Ibn .ufayl: Desert Island Happiness
Chapter Three Spiritual Transcendence as the Path to Happiness in a Selection of Old French TextsBibliography; Chapter Four On Machiavelli, St. Francis and the Pursuit of Happiness; On Beatings; The Sceptical Machiavelli; A 'Franciscan' Family; The Pursuit of Happiness; Bibliography; Chapter Five Their Idea of Happiness Prevents Easy Categorization of Scottish Enlightenment Philosophers; Hobbes, Locke, Mandeville; Background; Francis Hutcheson; Henry Home, Lord Kames; Adam Ferguson; Discussion; Conclusion; References
ConclusionsBibliography; Chapter Nine Innovations in the Psychological Study of Happiness: From Mirror Neurons to Mobile Technology; Introduction; Two Fundamental Views of Happiness: Hedonism and Eudaimonism; Dichotomies Questioned: Recent Innovations in Happiness Research; Emotion Regulation and Happiness; Cultural Context; Individual Differences and Happiness; The Evolution of Happiness Measures; Technological and Neuroscience Innovations in the Study of Happiness; Concluding Thoughts; References; Part II Comparative Perspectives
Summary 'Regimes of Happiness' is a comparative and historical analysis of how human societies have articulated and enacted distinctive notions of human fulfillment
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 18, 2019)
Subject Happiness -- Religious aspects.
Happiness -- Social aspects.
Religion and sociology.
Self-realization -- Social aspects.
Well-being -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Contreras-Vejar, Yuri, 1970- editor
Jen, Joanna Tice, 1984- editor
Turner, Bryan S., editor
ISBN 1783088869 (electronic bk.)
9781783088867 (electronic bk.)
9781783088874 (ePub ebook)