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The consolations of philosophy

Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a work that proves that philosophy can be a source of help for our most painful everyday problems." "Dividing his work into six sections - each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher - de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Botton, Alain.
Consolations of philosophy.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)624608091
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0679442766 9780679442769
OCLC Number: 42682752
Description: 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Unpopularity --
Not having enough money --
Frustration --
Inadquacy --
A broken heart --
Difficulties.
Responsibility: Alain de Botton.
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"From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a work that proves that philosophy can be a source of help for our most painful everyday problems." "Dividing his work into six sections - each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher - de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhaver (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy - and, of course, the final word on consolation - comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us.""--Jacket.

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