A pamphlet against prevailing sentimentality and recipes of all kinds.
André Guigot lashes out at the fad for magic-bullet happiness books (according to Le Monde, publications devoted to happiness have multiplied by six over the past thirty… Read more years). With implacable humour and intellectual rigour, he questions the ideas, motivations and arguments of their authors (Michel Onfray, Vincent Cespedes, Frédéric Lenoir…).
In true philosophical fashion, he ponders: why this obsession with a quest for happiness, when the aim of philosophy, since Antiquity, has been a search for the truth? What does this drift tells us about our society and our lives?
The author evokes a notion of happiness that goes hand in hand with other virtues such as justice, concern for our fellow man, transcendence… An original, committed and very witty book.
Author : ANDRE GUIGOT
Collection: A définir / Temporaire
Retail price: 16 €