Author:Alain de Botton


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The Consolations of Philosophy [Popular Penguins]

By: Alain de Botton

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2008

Seller ID: 9780141038377

ISBN: 0141038373

Condition: New

Alain de Botton's The Consolations of Philosophy takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots. Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history - Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche - he addresses lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety and conformity. De Botton's book led one critic to call philosophy 'the new rock and roll'. About the Author: Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's ... View more info