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Alain de Botton
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An important skill for the would-be entrepreneur is a skill at studying their own unhappiness: thephilosophersmail.com/capitalism/how…
Individual success may briefly stroke the ego, but only collective pride brings lasting happiness: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/why-we-…
This could be the best moment to devote three mins to finding out about the great German philosopher Theodor Adorno: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Theodor Adorno would have hated Twitter - for very good reasons: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Art as tenderness: Georgia O'Keefe photographed by her lover Alfred Stieglitz. pic.twitter.com/U4zvFSYfSB
Enough of supposing you can never understand what Existentialism means. You'll get the gist in 3 minutes: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Jean-Paul Sartre wants you to face the anguish of your life - and make a change: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Germany's most incomprehensible but important philosopher - in 3 minutes: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Adam Smith wrestles with THE question of our times: how to reconcile capitalism with humanity: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
There seem to be no shortcuts to mourning (people, ambitions etc.). You just have to put in the hours.
Nietzsche hated Christianity & alcohol for the same reasons - and categorised them both as 'narcotics': philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
The fear of the right: laziness. The fear of the left: meanness.
What's Nietzsche got to say to our own times - and how does one even say his name? philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
A new four minute guide to the fascinating philosophy of Epicurus: philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Stoicism is one of the most interesting of all philosophies: here is a four minute summary: philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Of course one should read Plato's 36 books, but if you have only 4 minutes, here is my go at a shortcut: philosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
Why you should never admit to an interest in 'self-help': philosophersmail.com/virtues/why-yo…
Why people want to be famous - and the problems it inevitably brings: philosophersmail.com/hierarchy/your…
That weird way in which opposites attract - at first - then go on to blame each other for their differences: philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
We tend to imagine that happiness comes in decade-long blocks. Think more in terms of minutes: artastherapy.com/#anxiety/i-wan…
Why - despite everything - might one still bother with marriage? philosophersmail.com/relationships/…
What a benefit to a relationship not to expect everything from the relationship.