'Loved this book. Funny, quirky, unexpected' Jojo Moyes 'Very clever and great fun' Kate Eberlen 'Bridget Jones' diary for the digital age' Daily Record Happiness for Humans is a joyful, romantic and very funny story, perfect for readers who loved The Rosie Project and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Do you believe in soulmates? Aiden does. So when his colleague, Jen, is dumped unceremoniously by her dreadful boyfriend, Aiden decides to take matters - and Jen's life - into his own hands. Scouring the internet for a suitable partner for Jen, Aiden finds Tom. He'd be perfect for Jen apart from one minor detail: Tom lives in New York. Luckily for Jen and Tom, Aiden's not just an interfering colleague. In fact, Aiden isn't exactly human - he's a very complicated artificial intelligence. As Jen and Tom's romance grows, Aiden begins to take more and more risks to make sure that they can be together. But what will happen if they realise how they met...and that somebody else is pulling the strings? 'This is Jane Austen's Emma for the digital age' - Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks 'So funny, clever and timely. I loved it' - Martha Kearney 'This clever novel will appeal to David Nicholls fans. It's witty and great fun' - Daily Mail 'This funny, madcap romp for the digital-age, featuring believably flawed characters (not all human), deserves to be a hit... like David Nicholls' One Day or Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project, it should appeal to male and female readers.' - Sunday Times 'The most charming book I've read in ages' - Image magazine 'You'll love this quirky, brilliantly funny love story... If you use Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant, prepare to have your heart warmed - and be a little bit scared!' - Fabulous magazine 'This screwball comedy is touching and hilarious' - Sunday Mirror 'One of the most uplifting and romantic novels I've read in a long time' - Sarra Manning, Red magazine 'Funny and clever' - Good Housekeeping Humans meets The Rosie Project . . . A real smiler of a book - Nina Pottell, Prima
'This is Jane Austen's Emma for the digital age' - Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks 'So funny, clever and timely. I loved it' - Martha Kearney 'This clever novel will appeal to David Nicholls fans.
Author: P.Z. Reizin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life. He returns to the ancient tradition of eudaimonism to argue that happiness is a life of activity that involves acting for the sake of ends we can live for. It is not only fulfilling for us as humans and individuals, but inseparable from what makes us who we are.
Daniel C. Russell presents a new account of happiness and how to live a good life.
Author: Daniel C. Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
where is here? Is an existential question that everyone needs to ask him- or herself in order to live a fulfilling life. The foundations of a fair and successful society should be based on a view of human nature that acknowledges the fact that people are innately social beings who become human when they are part of a positive social environment. This book wants to offer a greater insight into human nature and society. Such an insight increases people's awareness and self-confidence and reduces insecurity and fears of possible abuse. As a result people will be better able to make the right decisions that benefit their life.
of happiness and having professional skills, whereby it is also important that people have the possibility to put that ... Probably the biggest difference with the study of happiness in humans is the fact that animals cannot express ...
Author: Jeroen Zandberg
Developments in medical science have afforded us the opportunity to improve and enhance the human species in ways unthinkable to previous generations. Whether it's making changes to mitochondrial DNA in a human egg, being prescribed Prozac, or having a facelift, our desire to live longer, feel better and look good has presented philosophers, medical practitioners and policy-makers with considerable ethical challenges. But what exactly constitutes human improvement? What do we mean when we talk of making "better" humans? In this book Michael Hauskeller explores these questions and the ideas of human good that underpin them. Posing some challenging questions about the nature of human enhancement, he interrogates the logic behind its processes and examines the justifications behind its criteria. Questioning common assumptions about what constitutes human improvement, Hauskeller asks whether the criteria proposed by its advocates are convincing. The book draws on recent research as well as popular representations of human enhancement from advertising to the internet, and provides a non-technical and accessible survey of the issues for readers and students interested in the ethics and politics of human enhancement.
We can regard both as desirable qualities in a human, but we cannot coherently conceive of the best human as one that is ... If there is one thing by which all socalled enhancements can be judged, happiness seems to be a good candidate.
Author: Michael Hauskeller
The quest for happiness and fulfilment lies as the very heart of human life, but for Ibn Arabi there is a realm beyond our ordinary understanding of happiness, where the human stands truly fulfilled, in vision of Reality. This is a goal within the potential of every person. Not everyone who has found happiness is accorded perfection, for while all who are perfect are happy, not every happy one is perfect. Perfection means reaching and joining with the highest degree, and that is assuming the likeness of the Source. In this first English translation of the core chapter 167 from the famous Meccan Illuminations (al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya), Ibn Arabi comprehensively summaries all his major teachings on human perfectibility and true happiness. Using the imagery of alchemy and ascension, he gives the reader an extraordinary insight into the spiritual journey by contrasting two ways of acquiring knowledge: the rational and the mystical. With an introduction to Islamic alchemy, the Hermetic tradition and the mysterious elixir, this is an important text for anyone interested in Sufism, Islamic spirituality or alchemy.
This is a goal within the potential of every person. Not everyone who has found happiness is accorded perfection, for while all who are perfect are happy, not every happy one is perfect.
Author: Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi
Publisher: Mystical Treatises of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi
My dear friend! Your happiness is definitely there in this book. I am sure you will definitely find your happiness in 9 factors mentioned in chapter number 4; "where is human happiness?". If not, please inform me, we will discuss and update my book. If you are already happy in life, wishing you more and more, then Judge my ways too. If you are still finding solutions to your issues concerns, this book will end your journey here. I am sure; many of your pains will shed off on the spot while reading the book. You will get many potential ideas to execute your dreams and desires or at least, you will feel morally supported and relaxed. You will be contented with confidence while finishing the last page of the book. Probably because, there are many things left to work upon, there are many shortcomings to be removed, and there are many loopholes to be fixed in human life. And one of the biggest reasons is a lot of idealism which cannot be followed by humans easily. Humans have their own capabilities and limitations which are difficult to change rather than need to be understood properly before formulating living standards. The book will take you through the practical, feasible, and harmonic balance of human needs, dreams, and desires. It will help your conceptual expansion of happiness. Read it, enjoy it, and learn the art of achieving dreams and desires. If you cannot find any mention or talk of your concerned issues concerns, do inform me and we will discuss. I promise I will update my book with your name and point of happiness. The sole purpose of the author is to empower you to find the real you inside you. The real you is exactly your happiness. Get your copy now; even if you get a single hint for your happiness from the book... it is worth investment! Good Luck.
If you are still finding solutions to your issues concerns, this book will end your journey here. I am sure; many of your pains will shed off on the spot while reading the book.
Author: Surinder Kansala
Yet Aquinas also considers the imperfect or “ inchoate ” happiness that humans may enjoy in accord with their ... In his account of human happiness in this twofold dimension , Aquinas stresses the need for a rightly ordered human will ...
Author: Mary M. Keys
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book brings together the best of current global research on the measurement and understanding of international differences in well-being
The last question is about degree of happiness. Are humans about equally happy in all cultures, or do they live happily in some cultures and unhappily in others? Some variants of the comparison theory of happiness imply that humans are ...
Author: Ed Diener
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This introductory textbook is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and ethical problems. Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces the three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She links each chapter to readings from key exponents such as Peter Singer and Mary Midgley and asks students to think critically about these readings for themselves. Key features include clear activities and activities, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.
EXERCISE 31 THE MORALITY oE sREcIEs PREFERENCE Read the passage below and then answerthe question: Is Midgley claiming that, because 'familyism' and speciesism are both natural and a central element in human happiness, they are always ...
Author: Rosalind Hursthouse
"So long as wit and satire, insightfully imagined characterization, and unmatched erudition matter in literature, Qian Zhongshu's writing will have a place, and this translation of his work is among the most significant renderings from Chinese."---Ron Egan, University of California, Santa Barbara Qian Zhongshu was one of twentieth-century China's most ingenious literary stylists, one whose insights into the ironies and travesties of modern China remain stunningly fresh. Between the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Communist takeover in 1949, Qian wrote a brilliant series of short stories, essays, and a comedic novel that continue to inspire generations of Chinese readers. With this long-awaited translation, English-language readers can immerse themselves in the invention and satirical wit of one of the world's great literary cosmopolitans. This collection brings together Qian's best short works, combining his iconoclastic essays on the "book of life" from written in the Margins of Life (1941) with the four masterful short stories of Human, Beast, Ghost (1946). His essays elucidate substantive issues through deceptively simple subjects---the significance of windows versus doors, for example, or the blind spots of literary critics---and assert the primacy of critical and creative independence. His stories blur the boundaries between humans, beasts, and ghosts as they struggle through life, death, and resurrection. Christopher G. Rea situates these works within China's wartime politics and Qian's literary vision, highlighting significant changes that Qian Zhongshu made to different editions of his writings and providing unprecedented insight into the author's creative process. Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998), hailed as twentieth-century China's "foremost man of letters,"is best known for his novel, Fortress Besieged, and his groundbreaking study of the Chinese literary canon, Limited Views: Essays on Ideas and Letters
The expression “eternal happiness” is not merely so vague that it can never be realized; it's so absurd as to be completely untenable. That which passes quickly can never endure. To speak of “eternal happiness” is as self-contradictory ...
Author: Zhongshu Qian
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Collections
Ever wonder about the meaning of life? Why we're here? What the Universe is all about? The force that expressed itself through Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, Edgar Cayce and other great avatars who served as channels for what is commonly referred to as God communicates again today as the world begins to enter a period of Spiritual Ascension with a new consciousness and awareness. This force, which refers to itself as Cosmic Awareness, has dictated this book as a set of 144 carefully structured lessons that took over 10 years to create. They are designed to lead you, step by step, from where you are to where you want to be. This amazing information begins with Cosmic Awareness explaining what It is, how the Universe was created, and leads you through birth, childhood, adulthood, magic, sex, death and far beyond into other dimensions - explaining all of the mysterious "Secrets of the Universe" that everyone is looking for the absolute answer of "Who, In Fact, You Really Are."
systems which are of an unusual nature, where entities may slaughter and kill animals to feed humans, ... and begin looking for the secondary values, they may discover that the happiness of humans is a secondary and important value.
Author: Cosmic Awareness
Publisher: Cosmic Awareness
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Although it is humbling to gain wisdom from a cat, sometimes if we separate ourselves from the human experience, the truth of our existence rises to the surface. In this whimsical story, the reader becomes a student learning how to shed the layers of domestication and reveal the "wilderness underneath." William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body and Adventures in the Afterlife "This creative book by Jessica McKay is like catnip for your soul. Easy to read and entertaining, The Wisdom of a Psychic Cat opens your heart. Even if you are allergic to cats, you will find the fifteen lessons practical and powerful wisdom." Regina Cates, author of Lead With Your Heart, Creating a Life of Love, Compassion and Purpose "The Wisdom of a Psychic Cat will make a great gift for the cat lovers in your life and for anyone else looking for guidance on practical ways to increase the happiness in their lives." Laurence Andrews, author of Secrets of the Silk Road - Finding the Lost Sacred Books of the Gobi "I have enjoyed many cats in my life, but never one as wise as this psychic cat! She shares astounding insights and important teachings for we humans." Allan Hardman, author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book "This cat has been places and seen things that will lift your spirits and enlighten your mind. This is a beautiful book!" Melissa Phillippe and Z Egloff, authors of Everyday Joy - 365 Days of OhMyGodLife "This is a book that is both fun and provocative... offering layer upon layer of truly fascinating opportunities to see life differently... through the eyes and the mind of a cat." Ramananda John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart and Awakening from Grief This is not a children's book -- it's for adults willing to hear really good advice from unexpected sources. Learn how to relax about life, be less hard on yourself, and know what to do when there's a mouse under your couch according to Little Girlie McFluff, Psychic Cat Oracle. Channelled through her human servant Jessica McKay, Little Girlie dispenses 15 lessons on happiness for humans. With gentle wisdom and feline eloquence, Little Girlie gives humans the keys to self-acceptance and inner peace. She takes us through: Self-love Gratitude Remembering your divinity Silencing the inner critic Knowing your greatness Harnessing your power to choose Letting go Your perception of time and space Play Forgiveness and more! Discover what to do when your food bowl is empty, how to cope when the going gets tough, and why naps are usually the answer to everything.
" William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body and Adventures in the Afterlife "This creative book by Jessica McKay is like catnip for your soul. Easy to read and entertaining, The Wisdom of a Psychic Cat opens your heart.
Author: Jessica McKay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life – or whether a belief in God is a wise gamble at best. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Created by the seventeenth-century philosopher and mathematician Pascal, the essays contained in Human Happiness are a curiously optimistic look at whether humans can ever find satisfaction and real joy in life – or whether a belief in ...
Author: Blaise Pascal
Publisher: Penguin UK
This Handbook is based on the conviction of its editors and contributing authors that understanding and acceptance of, as well as collaboration between religions has essential educational value. The development of this Handbook rests on the f- ther assumption that interreligious education has an important role in elucidating the global demand for human rights, justice, and peace. Interreligious education reveals that the creeds and holy books of the world’s religions teach about sp- itual systems that reject violence and the individualistic pursuit of economic and political gain, and call their followers to compassion for every human being. It also seeks to lead students to an awareness that the followers of religions across the world need to be, and to grow in, dialogical relationships of respect and understa- ing. An essential aim of interreligious education is the promotion of understanding and engagement between people of different religions and, therefore, it has great potential to contribute to the common good of the global community. Interreligious education has grown from the interfaith movement, whose beg- ning is usually identi?ed with the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. This was the ?rst time in history that leaders of the eastern and we- ern religions had come together for dialogue, and to consider working together for global unity.
Human perfection is dependent upon this, and humans can attain happiness and can deserve neighborliness of God and proximity to Him through that particular kind of knowledge. Happiness for human beings consists of making the vision of ...
Author: Kath Engebretson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security is a component of Encyclopedia of Social Sciences and Humanities in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Peace Studies, Public Policy and Global Security provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Processes of Peace and Security; International Security, Peace, Development, and Environment; Security Threats, Challenges, Vulnerability and Risks; Sustainable Food and Water Security; World Economic Order. This 11-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, issues on Peace studies, Public Policy and Global security. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
For example, an ethic could consist of a principle urging people to maximize human happiness, and a principle that requires people to ... Here, more ethical significance is assigned to members of one's family than to other humans.
Author: Ursula Oswald Spring, Ada Aharoni, Ralph V. Summy, Robert Charles Elliot
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
God revealed the Quran in Arabic, but now anyone can read it with Akhtar A. Alvi’s English translation, which has been published, ISBN #978-81-947356-3-2. It is available at: • Amazon.com • Amazon.in • 24by7Publishing.com • Flipkart Akhtar A. Alvi shares God’s guidance for humans to live their lives no matter what their circumstances. Whether you find yourself stressed, poor, sick, starving, or fighting with others, the Quran, as presented in this book, has answers. As he translated and analyzed the Quran, the author has focused on topics such as: • what God has said the humans must do to earn an eternal life in paradise; • why humans must toil and struggle to earn a living and avoid begging; • what it means to have full conviction in God; and • why believers must view themselves as part of a brotherhood. God created humans as weak and sent them for a test on earth: to live their lives by following His guidance, by choice. His guidance is to believe in the unseen unique God; to do good deeds, and to urge each other to truth and patience. Discover God’s word, what He said to the prophets, and how to please Him in Akhtar A. Alvi’s translation and analysis of the Quran and in this book.
Happiness is a feeling of pleasure, positivity, joy, and contentment, when someone feels good, proud, excited, when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. relieved, or satisfied about something.
Author: Akhtar A. Alvi P.E.
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Learning as an expansion of the scope of happiness “Human beings desire above all to know”, said Aristotle, “and particularly to see”. (Met. 980 a 21). More broadly, we derive pleasure from the exercise of a competence: we might think ...
Author: Neil Roughley
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Using both local and global perspectives, examines some of the major issues in the study of society and environment. Focuses on the study of people as social beings and the way they interact with each other within society and culture and the environment. Aims to empower future teachers to act as informed and committed educators.
For example, a principle which requires that we maximize the happiness of all, including future humans, is a principle which counts all humans as morally considerable and which assigns them all equal moral significance.
Author: Joseph I. Zajda
Publisher: James Nicholas Publishers
Category: Human ecology
The briefs presents a model for happiness based on current knowledge in evolutionary biology and neurobiology. Briefly, the primary purpose of nervous systems is to direct an animal toward behaviour relevant for survival and procreation. In primitive animals actions are based on reflexes, while in humans the modules directing behaviour engage positive and negative affect (good and bad feelings), and they are swayed by cognitive processes. The reason why evolution opted for this strategy was the improved flexibility in response – i.e., we learn from previous experiences. The human capacity for happiness is an accidental consequence. An array of brain modules has evolved to care for various pursuits, but recent studies suggest that they converge on shared neural circuits designed to generate positive and negative mood. Happiness can be construed as the net output of the relevant modules. The briefs suggests a strategy for how to avoid having negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain) dominate the mind, and how to exercise positive feelings. In short, the book offers both a deeper understanding of what happiness is about, and a framework for improving well-being. An array of brain modules has evolved to care for various pursuits, but recent studies suggest that they converge on shared neural circuits designed to generate positive and negative mood. Happiness can be construed as the net output of the relevant modules. The book suggests a strategy for how to avoid having negative feelings (such as anxiety, depression and chronic pain) dominate the mind, and how to exercise positive feelings. In short, the book offers both a deeper understanding of what happiness is about, and a framework for improving well-being.
In short, the book offers both a deeper understanding of what happiness is about, and a framework for improving well-being. The book presents a model for happiness based on current knowledge in evolutionary biology and neurobiology.
Author: Bjørn Grinde
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science