Subject Week: “The Art of Happiness”

April 03, 2023
Subject Week: “The Art of Happiness”

“Happiness is the purpose of life and the very motion of our life is towards happiness. How to get there has always been the question”-The Dalai Lama.  Below, you can find a great selection of print and e-books that try to explore that question and find the answer to it.

1.  Badiou, A. (2019). Happiness. Bloomsbury Academic. B187.H3 B3413 2019

2.  Byrne, R. (2018). The Secret. Beyond Words. BF639 .B97 2018

3.  Dalai Lama [Tenzin Gyatso] & Desmond Tutu.( 2016). The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House. BL65.H36 B78 20164.

4. Graham, C. (2012). Happiness around the world : The paradox of happy peasants and miserable   millionaires. Oxford University Press.  HB74.P8 G73 2012

5. Hockley, L., & Fadina, N. (Eds.). (2015). The happiness illusion : How the media sold us a fairytale. GR550 .H275 2015

6. Hunnicutt, B. K. (2020). The age of experiences : Harnessing happiness to build a new economy.Temple University Press. BF575.H27 H865 2020

7.  Power, M. (2016). Understanding happiness : A critical review of positive psychology. Routledge. BF204.6 .P69 2016

8. Segal, L. (2018). Radical happiness : Moments of collective joy. Verso Books. H27 S397 2018

9. Storey, B., & Storey, J. S. (2021). Why we are restless : On the modern quest for contentment. Princeton University Press. C7 S76 2021

10. Wiking, M. (2017). The little book of hygge : Danish secrets to happy living. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. BF637.S4 W487 2017



  1. Bok, S. (2011). Exploring happiness : From aristotle to brain science. Yale University Press. ProQuest Central
  2. Cooney, W. (2015). The wild longing of the human heart : The search for happiness and something more. Hamilton Books. ProQuest Central
  3. Coyle, D. (2011). The economics of enough : How to run the economy as if the future matters. Princeton University Press. ProQuest Central
  4. Gilley, T. (2010). Bliss and Other Short Stories. University of Nebraska Press. Ebscohost
  5. Kavedzija, I., & Walker, H. (Eds.). (2017). Values of happiness : Toward an anthropology of purpose in life. Hawoo Publishing Company. ProQuest Central
  6. Milano, R., & Barcham, W. (Eds.). (2013). Happiness or its absence in art. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ProQuest Central
  7. Tabensky, P. A. (2003). Happiness : Personhood, community, purpose. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Central
  8. Thin (2012). Social happiness. Policy Press. ProQuest Central
  9. Varouxakis, G., & Philp, M. (Eds.). (2019). Happiness and Utility: Essays Presented to Frederick Rosen. UCL Press. Jstor
  10. Williamson, D. (2016). Happiness. Currency Press. ProQuest Central