The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy

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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001.
Edition: First Vintage International edition.
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780679779179
0679779175
Branch Call Number: 101 DEB
Characteristics: 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

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Dec 28, 2015

A gently paced book that abuses philosophy by misconceiving it along therapeutic lines, and picking some to deal with some of life's disappointments. Nevertheless, its entertaining.

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