The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton
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The Consolations of Philosophy

Author: Alain de Botton

Narrator: Simon Vance

Unabridged: 6 hr 4 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 01/01/2006

Genre: Philosophy - Religious

Synopsis

Alain de Botton draws on the work of six of the worlds most brilliant thinkers to offer this panoply of accessible, entertaining wisdom to guide us through our most common problems. From the frustration of misplacing your keys to the sadness of losing a loved one, the writings of Seneca can offer consolation. For the particular agony of not having enough money, Epicurus has a solution that everyone can afford. And if your life is beset with difficulties, you may turn to the words of Nietzsche, whose own life was riddled with poverty, bad health, and excruciating loneliness.

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AudiobooksNow review by Etienne on 2009-08-13 19:48:37

This is wildly funny, apt, and educational.

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