The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Finding happiness and the meaning of life, tasks that motivated the work of philosophy in its origins, are now the subject of intense and exciting research in the field of positive psychology. Jonathan Haidt has accepted the major challenge of addressing and answering these questions through a metho..
This book contains a manual to share our program, support and promote the maternal competencies of women, especially those affected by experiences of childhood abuse and/or partner violence, as well as different forms of violence: organized violence, war, genocide, mass rape, torture and exile.
Unlike the traditional approach to anthropology, which was governed by the working style of the natural sciences, Geertz proposes an anthropology closer to the human sciences, whose main task is not to measure and classify, but to interpret. In this way, Geertz restores the ideology of Kroeber and B..
Let us not give wings to fear: fatalism is anti-evolutionary. Believing in free choice is the necessary condition to be free. These are Daniel C. Dennett's answers to the old questions: Are we free? Does freedom of action exist or are we only machines, whose engine is biological, evolutionary, mater..
This work questions existing theories of conscious mental processes and proposes a new physicalist but non-reductionist conception of consciousness.
What is consciousness? How can physical processes in the brain give rise to the activity of a conscious mind? These questions raise the most heated dis..
Sylvia Plath has been one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, whose work has not yet exhausted the inspiration of her readers. But behind the appearance of the beautiful, blonde American housewife, with which the poet liked to present herself in her most successful years, are hid..
The Little Ice Age is a gripping story that covers a long period of Modern Europe (1300-1850) characterized by frequent, unpredictable and continuous cold waves that resulted in famine, disease and pain, but also in wonderful examples of the portentous adaptation of human beings to climatic changes...
When a loved one dies, we mourn their loss. We console ourselves with the rituals that accompany their passing and seek support from those around us. But what happens when there is no end, when perhaps a family member or friend is still alive and yet we have already lost him or her? Like a mother wh..
A gripping and dizzying work that reconstructs the history and fate of some Jewish comedians who, in the 1930s, gave Central European cabaret and show business, and in particular the Berlin show business, its legendary greatness. The fate of these artists was inexorably cut short by Hitler's rise to..
Wounded Souls is a book about the traces of childhood, the need for storytelling and the mechanisms of memory, elements developed from the narration of Boris Cyrulnik's personal experiences up to his adolescence. A journey where one can find that the intellectual concerns of the author are already h..
This profound study by Marc Augé analyzes the cultural functions of forgetting and its various forms of ritualization, since forgetting is intimately related to remembering and is as necessary as the latter for social and personal identity. Remembering and forgetting have a relationship of interdepe..
The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)
The simplicity and lightness of gadgets like the iPod have popularized simplicity. But sometimes, we get caught in a paradox: we want something simple and easy to use, but we want it to be able to do all the complex things we want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda provides the keys: te..