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 is the author of bestselling books including The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, How Proust Can Change Your Life and Essays in Love. His work has been published in twenty-five countries. Born in 1969, he lives in London, where he helped set up the School of Life.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.3
Weight (kg): 18.1