Watch NewsHour tonight — Derek and Sissela Bok discuss happiness books

Derek and Sissela Bok will be interviewed by NewsHour tonight on how they both came to study happiness, albeit from two completely different sides of the coin. Derek explores how happiness studies of recent years can impact policy in The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being, while Sissela’s new book Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle to Brain Science takes a more historical and philosophical approach.  Tune in tonight!


  1. The topic of happiness is very interesting to me, I feel that it is under-rated in today’s philosophical environment. It seems to me that the world will do some good to explore these types of ideas in more depth, and the publishing of these types of books only helps to further these good ideas.