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Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Pascal Bruckner has written a whole book taking aim at happiness – a kind of obtuseness that is, on the face of it, the preserve of a particular. Perpetual Euphoria On the Duty to Be Happy Pascal Bruckner Translated by Steven Rendall. Editions. Hardcover. ISBN.

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Bruckner does have a number of interesting claims to make in respect of the relationship between medicine and pascla and since this is a medicine-related blog, it probably makes sense to concentrate on them.

This wistfulness or envy compounds our anxiety. Part of the appeal of anti-capitalism is the notion that “real happiness” exists beyond bruckneg materialism in a utopia of authentic transactions and feelings.

And as such, the happy hippie proved to be a myth.

However, I have read a better part of it and suffice to say, I will return to read it again, and again and again This has transformed God into a life coach, who is sold by pastors to us as the ultimate cure-all: All that we do must work somehow to that blessed euphoria of mind and body, or else something is wrong with us. Gripped by the twin illusions that we are responsible for being happy or unhappy and that happiness can be produced by effort, many of us are now martyring ourselves–sacrificing our time, fortunes, health, and peace of mind–in the hope of entering an earthly paradise.

Above all, it assumes that we agree to suffer for the Other and because of him, because of his indifference, his ingratitude, his cruelty. Mar 01, Allys Dierker rated it liked it. Topics Philosophy books The Observer.

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A Euforia Perpetua Pascal Bruckner

It is not pasca, the satisfaction of our animal desires. Jun 23, Stephen rated it it was amazing. One reviewer says that this is the ultimate anti-self-help book, and I agree, as Bruckner criticizes the attempts those books make at trying to convince people that happiness is something that can be earned.

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But Bruckner tends to make fairly sweeping arguments without much development or support. It’s Bruckner’s contention that what was once a right has metamorphosed into an obligation, particularly after the social revolution of the s, in which a combination of newly available credit and the contraceptive pill helped usher in an era of instant gratification. Marcelo Abreu rated it really liked it Nov 13, I didn’t beuckner much, some brittle brilliance, something maybe in the empty eufkria of Jean Bruckenr erudite inanity.

Like suffering, boredom was more easily explained under Christian theology than by secular values. Excellent book including the historical explanation for our culture’s current happiness obsession.

T he philosopher Pascal Bruckner is in many ways the model of a modern French intellectual. Defesa do ocidente naquilo que tem de melhor: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Bruckner, like his namesake, has a profound knowledge of philosophy and human psychology. I recognize that my own recent explorations and interests cause me to question that position more than I question other probably equally controversial arguments that align with what I’d like to think and so therefore don’t question as much.

For the ancient Greeks, happiness was synonymous with the good life. Write a customer review. In Perpetual EuphoriaPascal Bruckner takes up these questions with all his unconventional wit, force, and brilliance, oerpetua that we might be happier if we simply abandoned our mad pursuit of happiness.


Vruckner is not even a form of spirituality, it eprpetua a therapy, a shield against stress that promulgates an all-purpose credo acceptable to the masses Let us be wary of all those who claim to adore the poor, the losers, the excluded.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Mutluluk bu perpetha Iyi anlatir. We cannot master happiness, it cannot be the fruit of our decisions. Oct 01, Mariana Ferreira rated it really liked it.

Not from a Christian perspective. This book won’t make you happy, but it will make you smile.

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I preferred Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided as commentary on the drive toward happiness and positivity. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Happiness has become a religion–one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn’t yet attained the blessed state of perpetual euphoria. Bruckner’s target is not happiness he’s smiling on the dust jacket but the ‘duty to be happy’ and the multimillion pound happiness industry.

The Bittersweet Saga of Dullness pp. He writes, he lectures, he makes regular appearances on TV, sharing his learned and eloquent opinions with a respectful nation. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment–the right to pursue happiness–become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy?

It’s a tradition, he says, that has all but disappeared in France.