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More Than Happiness : Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age - Antonia Macaro

More Than Happiness

Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age

Paperback Published: 4th February 2019
ISBN: 9781785784460
Number Of Pages: 224

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An inspiring, critical and practical look at what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

Do you consider yourself stoical? Do a bit of meditation or mindfulness practice? Buddhism and Stoicism have a lot to offer modern readers seeking the good life, but they're also radical systems that ask much of their followers. In More than Happiness, Antonia Macaro delves into both philosophies, focusing on the elements that fit with our sceptical age, and those which have the potential to make the biggest impact on how we live. From accepting that some things are beyond our control, to monitoring our emotions for unhealthy reactions, to shedding attachment to material things, there is much, she argues, that we can take and much that we'd do better to leave behind.

In this synthesis of ancient wisdom, Macaro reframes the 'good life', and gets us to see the world as it really is and to question the value of the things we desire. The goal is more than happiness: living ethically and placing value on the right things in life.

About the Author

Antonia Macaro is an existential psychotherapist, co-author of The Shrink and the Sage, and author of Reason, Virtue and Psychotherapy. She has many years' clinical experience in the field of addictive behaviours. Antonia has a degree in Oriental Studies and an MA in Philosophy, and was part of the UK's philosophical counselling movement from its early days.

Industry Reviews

'Both practical and informative, this groundbreaking study of the extraordinary resonances between early Buddhism and Stoic philosophy provides a much-needed philosophical framework for those practising mindfulness as well as a call to recover the pragmatic and therapeutic dimensions of philosophy that have long been overlooked in the Western tradition.'
Stephen Batchelor

ISBN: 9781785784460
ISBN-10: 1785784463
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 4th February 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.17

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