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By Clive Hamilton

Why is it such a lot of people lack contentment, regardless of all of the wealth and freedoms we get pleasure from?

The prior centuries added person and political freedoms that promised remarkable possibilities for private fulfilment. but voters of prosperous international locations are inspired to pursue lives of consumerism, never-ending selection and the pleasures of the body.

Clive Hamilton argues that the ambiguity of contemporary patron lifestyles is that we're disadvantaged of our internal freedom by means of our very pursuit of our personal wants. He turns to metaphysics to discover a resource of transformation that lies past the cultural, political and social philosophies that shape the bedrock of up to date western inspiration.

His seek takes him to an unforeseen end: that we can't be really unfastened until we dedicate ourselves to an ethical existence. the results of this end are profound, they usually problem many deeply held ideals in sleek secular society.

The Freedom Paradox is a daring and significant paintings that is going to the center of what it capacity to be human.

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