The Consolations of Philosophy

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This text attempts to show how philosophy can help us live our lives. The book is divided into six chapters, each one of which tackles a common human problem, illuminated by the career and writings of a key figure in the history of philosophy.
Ha scritto il 24/09/16
Davvero gradevole e interessante quest'opera di "divulgazione filosofica" . L'autore espone alcuni concetti findamentali del pensiero di Socrate, Epicuro, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenauer e Nietzsche con spiccatta attinenza all'uso che ciascune di noi...Continua
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Jesus Ortega Segura
Ha scritto il 14/08/12
A practical book on how the philosophy of six different thinkers (Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche) can console us from what is ailing us in different realms of everyday life: holding opinions that run against the maj...Continua
Ha scritto il 25/02/12
De Botton on the philosophies and lives of Socrates, Epicures, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietsche. He does not just describe these six (and a few more), but reflects (yes, Epicurus) their thinking in his own life. Very candid at times and henc...Continua
Ha scritto il 02/05/11
A thought provoking book by citing the stories of six great philosophers. Consolation of Unpopulalrity, on Socrates, provides a good case study of critical thinking. The second section, Consolation for Not Having Enough Money, is real inspiring when...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/09/09

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