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Happiness as an End in Itself

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One of the great ironies of modern life is that, for all the talk of autonomy and self-determination, we seem to have a science to guide every aspect of our lives. Not only practical activities, but matters of the heart, the soul, and the psyche have all become the subject of science-based truth claims and objects for rational management and efficacious technique.

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