13. Rational Living in an Irrational World

  1. Michael E. Bernard

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch13

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

How to Cite

Bernard, M. E. (2010) Rational Living in an Irrational World, in Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch13

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683125

Online ISBN: 9780470973097

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Keywords:

  • rational living in an irrational world - living a decidedly self-fulfilling, creative and emotionally satisfying life;
  • Walter B. Pitkin's The History of Human Stupidity;
  • Paul Tabori in the late 1960s, on The Art of Folly - and another one on stupidity;
  • first one, being war - that actually interferes with human survival;
  • political suppression - a form of violence;
  • pollution and ecological neglect;
  • child rearing, scandal of human race - since just about the beginning of time;
  • modem religion - bad enough, being really vague and unrealistic;
  • sexism as women's liberation movement - pointing out, double standard of sexual morality;
  • Ellis concluding, people must avoid torturing themselves - by disputing irrational thinking, by reading his books