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I was consoled

Advantages: Perfect balance of wit and wisdom
Disadvantages: All dead, white males

...Unpopular? Not enough money? Frustrated? Feeling inadequate? Broken-hearted? Experiencing difficulties? Before you leap into retail therapy, medicating with merlot or making your therapist richer why not try The Consolations of Philosophy as a refreshing ...

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Review of The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton

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Every one has a philosophy.

Advantages: simply to read
Disadvantages: not very deep

It might be unknown by you but every one has a philosophy. A philosophy is what you believe. So if some says "philosophy? What that about then?" You can tell them it is all about thinking like I did to a man in Hyde Park once. There is also a philoso ...

jonkelly 13.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain de Botton

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Philosophy you can actually read

Advantages: Claer, informative and thought-provoking
Disadvantages: A bit basic for some perhaps

Having enjoyed the Channel Four TV series I bought this book and have to recommend it. Alain De Botton takes the ideas of some of the great philosophers and sets them out in a clear and easily understandable format which crucially puts them into a modern ...

Squonk 14.03.2001 · Read full review
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A new kind of self-help manual

Advantages: very interesting
Disadvantages: none really

...This is a self-help manual. Go into any bookshop today and the shelves are crowded with self-help manuals promising easy fixes for everything from obesity to speaking infront of a crowd. De Botton's book is a welcome change. Instead of the usual manage ...

aprose 11.01.2001 · Read full review
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An introduction to thinking

Advantages: Very Broad
Disadvantages: Doesn't fully explore, no original text

I have an interest in philosophy that I developed and as a result I did an A-Level course at night school on Philosophy. This book was one of several recommended by the tutor and I found it to be great introduction to philosophy. This book provides an ...

Fantasyman 08.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Think - Simon Blackburn

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