The Consolations of Philosophy

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Vintage Books, 2001 - Philosophy - 264 pages
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From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles.

Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.

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User Review  - Khalil James - Goodreads

Always through unassuming efforts, de Botton aims to make the lessons of philosophy more accessible to the average person, whether as a television presenter or as an author. To some extent all readers ... Read full review

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Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton If we look at the lives of some great philosophers, not just at the ideas they peddled, we might find some “Consolations of Philosophy”, although all ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Alain de Botton is the author of On Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, and How Proust Can Change Your Life (available in paperback from Vintage Books). His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Washington, D.C., and London, where he is a director of the Graduate Philosophy Program at London University.


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