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The Consolations of Philosophy: 01: Alain de Botton: Books

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Buy the selected items together This item: It is not for philosophers to speculate on hand-holding and scented letters. He brings to the essay form something of what Milan Kundera brings to the novel and, like him, while still respecting the boundaries he oversteps, he consolatiojs genres with spring heels.

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De Bottan’s writing style is really engaging. Alain de Botton is a great author who will have you applying the wisdom of the sages to your everyday life!

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That is the thread that connects them back to Socrates — even if they are not willing to follow him into the marketplace — and that is the thread that The Consolations of Philosophy cuts. De Botton can write – effortlessly, beautifully and with a phiilosophy of humour. A few critics have been negative.