A scientific exploration of happiness -- A review of the science in Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science

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Matthew Aames C.


Exploring Happiness covers the vast terrain of happiness references and research from Aristotle to Brain Science. But despite what the subtitle suggests, the vast majority of the book concerns the remarks of various literary and historical figures on the concept while too few pages are reserved for the scientific findings that have surfaced in recent decades. This interesting read shines at times, most notably when it compares arm-chair theories from the distant past to modern scientific findings, but it is overall unsatisfactory from a perspective of scientific intrigue.

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