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And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life.
Find out what Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche would say about the things that bother us all the most: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.
Review quote Witty, thoughful, entertaining And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation -- John Banville Irish Times show more. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries.
Rating details. Our customer reviews Alain De Button has a rare gift - to be able to write in a manner that is both entertaining and insightful. I can't speak on behalf of philosophical experts but I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a lamans interest in philosophy, or simply enjoys reading about the beauty of the world. An excellently written piece on how the wisdom of humanity can bring joy to life.
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The Consolations of Philosophy, by Alain de Botton
Look Inside. 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
An ingenious, imaginative book' The Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining It manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review. A pleasure to read. And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times. Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life.