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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 January 2013
  • ISBN : 9780307833501
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 27 voters

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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.

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The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
  • Author : Alain De Botton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-01-23
  • ISBN : 9780307833501
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From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Author : Ancius Boethius
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2003-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780141920375
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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate

Symposium (Annotated)

Symposium (Annotated)
  • Author : Plato Plato
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-01-16
  • ISBN : 9798595489706
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The Symposium (Ancient Greek: S?μp?s???) is a philosophical dialogue written Plato sometime after 385 BC. It is a discussion on the nature of love, taking the form of a group of speeches, both satirical...

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Author : Boethius
  • Publisher : Elliot Stock
  • Release Date : 1897
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HXJVKJ
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THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (The Sedgefield Translation)

THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (The Sedgefield Translation)
  • Author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • ISBN : 9788027218165
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Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which

The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy

The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
  • Author : Stephen Blackwood
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • ISBN : 9780191028113
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Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages, literature was read with the ear as much as with the eye: silent reading was the exception; audible reading, the norm. This highly original book shows that Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy - one of the most widely-read texts in Western history - aims to affect the listener through the designs of its rhythmic sound. Stephen Blackwood argues that the Consolation's metres are arranged in patterns that have a therapeutic and liturgical purpose: as a

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Author : Boethius,Joseph Pearce
  • Publisher : Ignatius Critical Editions
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 1586174371
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Presents the Roman philosophical and religious scholar's dialogue on the nature of man and his relationship to God and the universe.

Freedom of the Will

Freedom of the Will
  • Author : Jonathan Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1860
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH4D1V
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