Sustainable Hedonism: A Thriving Life That Does Not Cost the Earth (Paperback)

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How can we create a thriving life for us all that doesn't come at the price of ecological destruction? This book calls to explore our collective and personal convictions about success and good life. It challenges the mainstream worldview, rooted in economics, that equates happiness with pleasure, and encourages greed, materialism, egoism and disconnection. Drawing on science and ancient Greek philosophers the author details how we can cultivate our skills for enjoying life without harming ourselves or others, and can live an autonomous, creative and connected life. Complementary to our intellectual understanding, the experiential method of role play and theatre can powerfully facilitate the exploration of the inner drivers and hindrances of a thriving life.

About the Author

Orsolya Lelkes is an independent scholar and psychological counsellor, former Deputy Director at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna and former Head of Economic Research at Hungarian Ministry of Finance. Her website can be found at https: //
Product Details
ISBN: 9781529217988
ISBN-10: 1529217989
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication Date: June 6th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English