Book Rating (84)
Narrator Rating (4)

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Unabridged Audio Book

Download On
Stream On
CD Rental On Simply Audiobooks

Download or Stream instantly more than 55,000 audiobooks.
Listen to "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" on your iOS and Android device.

Don't have an iOS or Android device, then listen in your browse on any PC or Mac computer.






Ryan Vincent Anderson

10 Hours 19 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

June 2018

Audio Book Summary

Jonathan Haidt skillfully combines two genres-philosophical wisdom and scientific research-delighting the reader with surprising insights. He explains, for example, why we have such difficulty controlling ourselves and sticking to our plans; why no achievement brings lasting happiness, yet a few changes in your life can have profound effects, and why even confirmed atheists experience spiritual elevation. In a stunning final chapter, Haidt addresses the grand question 'How can I live a meaningful life?,' offering an original answer that draws on the rich inspiration of both philosophy and science.

'The Happiness Hypothesis is a wonderful and nuanced book that provides deep insight into the some of the most important questions in life -- Why are we here? What kind of life should we lead? What paths lead to happiness? From the ancient philosophers to cutting edge scientists, Haidt weaves a tapestry of the best and the brightest. His highly original work on elevation and awe -- two long-neglected emotions -- adds a new weave to that tapestry. A truly inspiring book.'-- David M. Buss, author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

Similar Audio Books


  • Casey T.

    Some parts of the books are confusing as his examples are very outdated but the book still allowed me to realize a lot of my flaws to change myself for the better.

    Book Rating