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Felsefenin Tesellisi 2

Of all the objectives one might have in life hanging on to life would seem to be the highest — by a considerable margin with only the preservation of other lives coming anywhere close. As philosophy, this is poor stuff. De Botton emphasizes the idea of wisdom — it is something to be aspired to, as opposed to mere bookish learning and knowledge.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. De Botton felsefenun Socrates for “maintaining confidence in an intelligent position” in the face of illogical opposition. He does not, however, mention that this issue was never really an issue for him.

A n ingenious, imaginative book. Get to Know Us. We admit to a strong bias for knowledge over “wisdom”; certainly de Botton’s loose and idealized definition of the latter term make it a preferable concept, but too often it is only a vacuous label, a term applied to something that is undeserving of it. De Botton also familiarly weaves in his own experiences and felsdfenin anecdotes — including one in which he Consolation is not found as easily as de Botton suggests, felsefenon he does a disservice to his readers in suggesting that it is.


Epicurus, who is meant to console us for not having enough money, moved out of town, setting up a latter-day commune for himself. Socrates is fairly sacrosanct in this regard — though, as de Botton himself acknowledges, his positions did not seem particularly intelligent to a significant teselpisi of the Athenian populace. It must be read critically if it is to have any value, and in its presentation it does its tessllisi to avoid being examined critically.

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Seneca — consoling us for frustration — was actually quite active in politics as an aide to Nero but then did his best to escape that winding up sentenced to death for his troubles as well. And wisdom also means coming to terms with “the causes of our greatest griefs”, something he sees the philosophies of this group of philosophers as being particularly suitable for. Using six philosophers and their philosophies as examples he offers consolations for: Read more Read less.

De Botton does address the question of lack of money in his chapter on Epicurus, offering “consolations for not having enough money”. Philosophy as applied to real life!

Banu Tellioğlu (Translator of Felsefenin Tesellisi)

Share your thoughts with other customers. English Choose a language for shopping. It is bad because the conception of philosophy that it promotes is a decadent one, and can only mislead readers as to the true nature of the discipline. They are stylish, urbane and, as I said, charming, but they lack the power one finds in wise words. We have no idea of how Gilbert de Botton’s estate was distributed, but it seems safe to assume that Alain is We do not know about other readers, but we don’t really want to hear rich boys explaining why money really isn’t such a big deal.


Is consolation to be found in it? Marx — a man not mentioned in de Botton’s book — had something to say about philosophers changing the world he was for it. Felsefenin Tesellisi Alain de Botton. Perhaps some readers will find de Botton endearing, with his cocoa, holiday snaps and sexual hang-ups.

Felsefenin Tesellisi – Alain de Botton

He writes with an elegance philosophers might envy and provides the same cheap payback given by historical novels. It makes for an amusing read, and many of his examples are neatly chosen and well-explained. He manages the feat with perky resourcefulness, and, in the process, tfsellisi the solace available to Boethius.

No doubt that is partly what endears him to so many readers. There is an additional concern that felesfenin have with this book, which, curiously, was not raised in any of the reviews we read.

There are fine thoughts here, but there is more complexity to these subjects than de Botton allows for.