The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

£10.99
The Consolations of Philosophy
The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

£10.99
ISBN: 9780140276619
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One of the most influential voices in modern philosophy - the author of The Course of Love, Religion for Atheists, The Art of Travel and The School of LifeAlain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for solving the problems of everyday life through the wisdom of history's great philosophers.

'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent'
Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining... An ingenious, imaginative book' The Sunday Times
'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining... 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...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.
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Categories: History, Philosophy
Publisher: Penguin
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by Alain de Botton (Author)
Format:Paperback / softback 272 pages
Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:9780140276619
Published:1 Mar 2001
Classifications:History of Western philosophy
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight:302g
Dimensions:200 x 126 x 13 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom