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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 On Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, and How Proust Can Change Your Life (available in paperback from Vintage Books). His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Washington, D.C., and London, where he is a director of the Graduate Philosophy Program at London University.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679779179
Author:
de Botton, Alain
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Alain de Botton
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophical counseling
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Consolation
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophy-Surveys
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
HALFTONES THROUGHOUT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.6 in 0.605 lb

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