The Consolations of Philosophy

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The Consolations of Philosophy

By Alain de Botton

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679779179, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2001

Description

From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles.

Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.



About the Author
Alain de Botton is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including "On Love", "How Proust Can Change Your Life", "The Consolations of Philosophy", " The Art of Travel", and "The Course of Love". He lives in London where he founded The School of Life, an organization devoted to fostering emotional health and intelligence. More can be found at AlainDeBotton.com.


Praise For The Consolations of Philosophy

“Wonderfully original, quirky.... De Botton finds inspiration where others might fail to look.”–Newsday