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Having read Irvine's A Guide to the Good Life, I was expecting much more than this book offered. It's interesting and contains a lot of interesting factoids about research but,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Definitely the most coherent and logical explanation of why money, when your basic needs are already met, does not gain further happiness. It may redefine what you value in life.Published 18 months ago by Youngrin L. Kim
This book presents a conceptualization of desire largely jejune to the human experience. It is overly physiocratic, and where it is not touting the dominance of physiology, it is... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Docta Jae
This book is a very important study guide and template to be used by anyone who wants to become a sage in the philosophy of stoicism. Read morePublished 22 months ago by jonny irish
Simply put this book covers a subject we think about nearly all the time but never think about why. If you stick with it until the end the message it sends will shake your world. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Ryan Quinn
I got to know William Irvine through his other book about Stoicism, which mentions a little of the evolutionary psychology arguments contained in this book, in order to show how we... Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Rodolpho de Siqueira
Irvine gives a thorough explanation of the nature of desire from several different perspectives. He explains desire as viewed through lenses of modern science, various religious... Read morePublished on August 18, 2013 by Chad A. Baker
I'll keep this simple: This book has given me a tool to better understand why most of us are seemingly being pulled around by our noses to buy, buy, crave, crave, seek, seek and... Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Thomas R. Braden
Anyone who wants to stop the "satisfication treadmill" that most of us are on and keeps us from living happy, tranquil lives should read this. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Samer A