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Felsefenin Tesellisi Alain de Botton.

Banu Tellioğlu (Translator of Felsefenin Tesellisi)

Explore the Home Gift Guide. De Botton takes us on a brisk, playful tour of the lives and ideas of half-a-dozen of the big names in the history of philosophy Moloney, National Review ” A very bad book.

De Botton harps on biography — the lived lives and lived philosophies — which allows him to use fun anecdotes from these lives. De Botton begins with Socrates, in the chapter on “unpopularity”, focussing on the philosopher’s court-imposed sentence of death.

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. Well, over the long term that seems to have worked out for Socrates sort of: There is an additional concern that we have with this book, which, curiously, was not raised in any of the reviews we read.

Felsefenin Tesellisi – Alain de Botton

Alfa Yayincilik Language: The book wickedly veers between sagacity and silliness 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.


Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It might even have been more interesting and useful than the information he did share with his readers. Philosophy as applied to real life! He writes with an elegance philosophers might envy and provides the same cheap payback given by historical novels.

Using six philosophers and their philosophies as examples he offers consolations for: 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. Consolation is not found as easily as de Botton suggests, and he does a disservice to his readers in suggesting that it is.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Alain is the son of Gilbert de Botton, who unfortunately passed away in August, after the publication of this book.

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De Botton’s new book consists of obvious, hopeless or contradictory advice culled from great thinkers on how to overcome certain problems of existence.

Similarly, there is much to be said for the acquisition of knowledge, most of which is bound to be useless, because it can open new horizons that may allow us to enjoy hitherto unknown pleasures of far greater orders of magnitude. And he proceeds gently.

But surely his equanimity is also troubling. There are fine thoughts here, but there is more complexity to these subjects than de Botton allows for. 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. This is, of course, de Botton’s creed — his writing is nothing if not straightforward and clear and readily comprehensible.

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De Botton is a graceful, amusing writer, and the highlight of each chapter is the thumbnail biography. When de Botton sticks to the facts, he always has felsefemin excellent story to tell — and tells it with sparkle.

Perhaps there is a basis for consolation in the philosophies he presents here, but it is not as simple as he implies. Share your thoughts with other customers. These writers teselllsi not difficult, he assures his readers. Which also puts Alain’s interest of Montaigne in a different light, and seems like something he might have wanted to mention.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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. Still, while most of us have a ridiculous confidence in our positions most of us do not have what could possibly be considered truly “intelligent positions”. The Viagra-vendors have little to fear from de Botton’s cheaper philosophical solution to this particular problem.

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