ALAIN DE BOTTON CONSOLATIONS OF PHILOSOPHY PDF

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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.

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.

True to form, there were many clever This was an airport buy and a flight read. De Botton covers Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche in an effort to point out that: Not everything which makes us feel better The Consolations of Philosophy. Alain de Botton. It manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review 'No doubt about it, philosophy is the new rock and roll and Alain de Botton is its Colonel Tom Parker 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.

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The Consolations of Philosophy

First published by Hamish Hamilton in , subsequent publications onwards have been by Penguin Books. The title of the book is a reference to Boethius's magnum opus Consolation of Philosophy , in which philosophy appears as an allegorical figure to Boethius to console him in the year he was imprisoned, leading up to his impending execution. In Consolations , de Botton attempts to console the reader through everyday problems or at least help them to understand them by extensively quoting and interpreting a number of philosophers. These are categorised in a number of chapters with one philosopher used in each.

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