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Read online The Consolations of Philosophy.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Consolations of Philosophy Alain de Botton s i The Consolations of Philosophy i takes the discipline of logic and the mind back to its roots Drawing inspiration from six of the finest minds in history Socrates Epicurus Seneca Montaigne Schopenhauer and Nietzsche he addresses lack of money the pain of love inadequacy anxiety and conformity De Botton s book led one critic to call philosophy the new rock and roll by Alain de Botton

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The Consolations of Philosophy
Title:The Consolations of Philosophy
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Number of Pages:265
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Self help
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Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, The Consolations of Philosophy, A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, On Love, The Course of Love, The Architecture of Happiness, Status Anxiety
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