The Consolations of Philosophy (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes a remarkable book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles.

"A fine introduction the world of philosophy." —Newsweek

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.

Praise For…


"A fine introduction the world of philosophy." —Newsweek

“Thank heavens for Alain de Botton…. [He] breezily, humorously, incisively … puts his readers at ease, without a hint of condescension.” —Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer


Product Details
ISBN: 9780679779179
ISBN-10: 0679779175
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2001
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Vintage International