HUMANITY AND HAPPINESS by George Brochmann

HUMANITY AND HAPPINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By a Norwegian who developed this serene philosophy of life through the ordeal of the Masi occupation of his country, this is a gently persuasive and ultimately inspirational discussion of ""certain essential truths about human existence not given in either the orthodoxies or heresies"" of our time. This is an attempt to recognize, rather than define, happiness as an experience and as a capacity; the illusions which are necessary to man; the struggle between our humanity and our mechanization and the need for spiritual as well as scientific truth; the ideal of humanism which reached a crisis between the two world wars; and the quality of happiness at different levels, in childhood and adolescence, in youth and maturity, in old age and finally in death... There is logic here as well as a recognition of spiritual values which gives this a wide appeal to anyone seeking a practical philosophy at a higher level.

Publisher: Viking