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The founder of The School of Life, Alain de Botton examines the purpose of art. We often hear that art is meant to be very important; but we're seldom told exactly why.

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Mr. de Botton discussed his book The Consolations of Philosophy, published by Pantheon Books.

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The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?

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For most people the word work is synonymous with jobs, labor and occupations. The things we do to pay the rent. The mundane routine can often overshadow the nuances of the work that we do.

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Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments.

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This dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture explores the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. Alain de Botton argues that our environment heavily influences who we can be.

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Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes....

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In The Consolations of Philosophy, Alain de Botton has performed a stunning feat. He has transformed the arcane into something accessible and entertaining, something useful and kind.

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Drawing from Proust's letters, essays, and fiction, de Botton transforms Proust's life and work into a no-nonsense guide to life.

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We don't think too much about sex; we're merely thinking about it in the wrong way....

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