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Non-Fiction - Philosophy - ISBN: 0140276610, 0679442766, 0241140099

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Excellent

“I was consoled”

published 11/04/2003

Perfect balance of wit and wisdom

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 alternative to the self-help genre. Rather...

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“Every one has a philosophy.”

published 13/06/2006

simply to read

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 philosophy industry a type of retail therapy where...

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Claer, informative and thought-provoking

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 context to which readers can relate. In a...

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very interesting

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 management jargon, Alain De Botton draws his...

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