MORE THAN HAPPINESS


MORE THAN HAPPINESS

ANTONIA MACARO    Book Number: 87718    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age' the author is an existential psychotherapist with many years' clinical experience in the field of addictive behaviours. She has been part of the UK's philosophical counselling movement from its early days. Modern readers tend to think of Buddhism as spending time alone meditating, searching for serenity. Stoicism calls to mind repressing our emotions in order to help us soldier on through adversity. But how accurate are these popular understandings and what can we learn from them without either buying in wholeheartedly to their radical ideals, or else transmuting them into simple self-improvement regimes? How can we achieve more than happiness? This ground-breaking study provides a much-needed philosophical framework for those practising mindfulness as well as a call to recover the pragmatic and therapeutic dimensions of philosophy. Macaro delves into both philosophies focussing on elements that fit within our sceptical age. From accepting that some things are beyond our control, to monitoring our emotions for unhealthy reactions, to shedding attachments to material things, there is much we can do to live more ethically and place value on the right things in life. 213pp.
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