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


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    Title
    The Consolations of Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679779179
    ISBN 10: 0679779175
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC21: 101
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEPHY
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000
    Abridged Dewey: 101
    DC22: 101
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15210
    LC classification: BJ1595.5 .D43 2001
    Thema V1.0: QD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    HALFTONES THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    03 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Wonderfully original, quirky.... De Botton finds inspiration where others might fail to look."-"Newsday"
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    From the internationally heralded author of How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this remarkable new book that presents the wisdom of some of the greatest thinkers of the ages as advice for our day to day struggles. 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.