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  • Published: 1 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140276619
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

The Consolations of Philosophy




A much-loved volume of classic Alain de Botton wisdom: a book of philosophy that helps us to live

Alain de Botton 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 Nietsche 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.

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 (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

  • Published: 1 March 2001
  • ISBN: 9780140276619
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Alain De Botton

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 written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. 

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