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Ancient Views on the Quality of Life (SpringerBriefs in by Alex C. Michalos

By Alex C. Michalos

This monograph describes the contributions to our present knowing of caliber of lifestyles made by means of crucial old philosophers within the Western culture. It does so from the viewpoint of a latest researcher in caliber of lifestyles or human health and wellbeing. Revisiting old texts from approximately six hundred BCE to three hundred BCE, the booklet explores the earliest rules in recorded western philosophical and medical background that have been considerably relating to present study and realizing of the standard of existence or healthiness for people and groups. It examines the issues and recommendations present in those texts and their connection to nonetheless present primary matters and questions akin to: ‘What is an efficient life?’, ‘What is the easiest type of individual to be?’ ‘How can one inform if one’s society is making growth to a few type of fascinating country or falling backwards?’ The publication indicates that throughout time and throughout many cultures, the human species bears a few awesome similarities.

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