9780679779179

The Consolations of Philosophy

  • ISBN 13:

    9780679779179

  • ISBN 10:

    0679779175

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 04/03/2001
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

From the internationally heralded author ofHow Proust Can Change Your Lifecomes 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 Philosophyis a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.

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