The Consolations of Philosophy

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 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 Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for ...

The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 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 Life Alain 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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The Consolations of Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Alain de Botton
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-01 - Publisher: Penguin UK

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 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 Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for solving the problems of everyday life through
The Consolation of Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Anicius Boethius
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: Ignatius Press

Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor
The Consolation of Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Boethius
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-02 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.
The Consolations of Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: Henry M. Rosenthal
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

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Boethius
Language: en
Pages: 313
Authors: Henry Chadwick
Categories: Arts, Medieval
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

This biographical study of the Roman senator begins by tracing his political career under the Gothic king Theoderic the Great. Subsequent chapters describe his educational programme in the liberal arts, his translations into Latin of the works of Aristotle and Plato, and his own compositions.

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