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Sustainable Hedonism: A Thriving Life that Does Not Cost the Earth

Orsolya Lelkes


How we can enjoy our lives in a way that does not cost the Earth? Paradoxically, while happiness is ultimately good, our search for it often fails. A clear sign of our collective failure is that no single country on earth has achieved a social minimum while also remaining below the ecological ceiling. The problem lies in our unexamined assumptions, habits and beliefs about success. The mainstream world-view, that largely stems from economics, identifies happiness with pleasure and sees pleasure-seeking as a lonely and selfish exercise.This book aims to inspire us to an alternative world-view b ... More

Keywords: happiness, hedonism, values, economics, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529217971
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529217971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Orsolya Lelkes, author