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The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain de Botton

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In Consolationsde 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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The book itself cannot do justice to the philosophers selected, please read the philosophers. These are not the easy consolations of religion or psychology, telling us that everything will work out in the end or that we can be cured of our anxieties, these are the consolations of philosophy.

A few critics have been negative. But why read the original when you can learn nearly as much here. Showing of reviews. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Philosophy cannot be pursued in order to consolayions support for comfortable doctrines.


Always anticipate the worst and conzolations find consolation in that things are not that bad after all. Philosophy books Alain de Botton. Jonathan Learwriting in the New York Times said: Read more Read less.

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He invites her to stay the night but she says she has to get up early the next morning to go to Frankfurt. We treat with equal seriousness the objections of the critic who has thought rigorously and honestly and those of the critic who has acted out of misanthropy and envy. I first learned of this book while watching the PBS series in Decemberthat was based on this work, featuring the author Alain de Botton as host this was a great program to stumble upon during the miasma of the holiday season!

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A long time ago when L and I were travelling through the Minho, I had a bad case of detumescence when we were making love. First published by Hamish Hamilton insubsequent publications onwards have been by Penguin Books.

Each has much more to offer, far beyond the simple consolations outlined in this book, but this book is a readable and easily accessible introduction. Your broken heart is just a symptom of the reproductive impulse being frustrated. I found this work to be a fast, enjoyable and accessible read. We both consoled ourselves with Montaigne’s wise words on inadequacy, but I would like to reassure my female readers it has never happened again.


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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It wouldn’t, I realised, be warmly greeted by the hoi polloi who would see such an undertaking as smug and effete, but does not Plato teach us that it’s OK to be unpopular?

That series, similarly to the book, was comprised of one episode dedicated to each of the 6 philosophers in question Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Learn more about Amazon Cosnolations.