|Title||The Consolations of Philosophy|
|Author||By (author) Alain de Botton|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Cover Note:||Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.|
|Note:||This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.|
DetailsThe Consolations of Philosophy is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life. Alain de Botton, bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform. "Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives". (Independent). "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). "Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining ...an ingenious, imaginative book". (Humphrey Carpenter, Sunday Times). "Witty, thoughtful, entertaining ...a stylish book, which manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant". (Anthony Clare, Literary Review). "Gentle, helpful and humane...De Botton's instinct is surely right: if we are to bring philosophy to life we should look again at those thinkers who have sought to be not clever or paradoxical, but simply wise". (Roger Scruton, Mail on Sunday). Alain de Botton's bestselling books include The News, Religion for Atheists, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work and The Architecture of Happiness. He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.
- Additional Information
SKU GOR001230426 Title The Consolations of Philosophy Author By (author) Alain de Botton Condition VERYGOOD Binding Type Paperback Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Year Published 2001 Number of Pages 272 ISBN 10 0140276610 ISBN 13 9780140276619 Edition N/A Prizes N/A Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary. Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
You may also be interested in the following product(s)