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Alain de Botton
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What to do if you love religious buildings but don't like religion? thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-…
What should school be like - in an ideal future: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-…
Why governments should institute stigma-free orgies once a year: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-…
Hanging in the Rijksmuseum, someone who understood a version of #MH17 : artastherapy.com/#anxiety/i-fee… pic.twitter.com/5nnCMV5tzH
For anyone planning their wedding, think again: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-…
Wedding ceremonies are often disastrous for marriages. A suggestion for how to do better: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-… pic.twitter.com/ZSnviHxyjp
What's the point of going to the cinema? A philosophy of movies: thephilosophersmail.com/utopia/utopia-…
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…