Monday, February 20, 2012

Learn: Philosophy.

I first read Alain de Botton about 15 years ago - Lessons in Love - and since then I have been a fan. How Proust can Change your Life, The Art of Travel, The Architecture of Happiness ... I love them all.

I have just finished The Consolations of Philosophy, as well as his latest Religion for Atheists. His gently humorous and self-effacing philosophizing about issues that affect our everyday lives is immensely appealing to me.

(PS On the back flap of Religion for Atheists I see that he has also founded The School of Life. Classes include How to Find a Job you Love, How to Live in a Wired World and How to be Cool.
O boy, how I wish I lived in London ... )


Leenie said...

It looks like an interesting book. Philosophy and religion really aren't that far apart. I don't think we'll ever get to the point where we can explain everything with reasoning and critical thinking, though.

nathalie et cetera said...

thank you for the tip! I will certainly look him up. love this book cover!

Linda Sue said...

Love the book's looks- sounds promising however the whole point is that Atheists are to religion like stamp collecting is to ...not stamp collecting.
The comment word verification thing has been squelched from my blog! Thanks to Leenie who sorted it.

"You need to go back to the old Blogger interface to turn off word verification. From the new Blogger dashboard page, click the gear symbol under your profile picture and select "Old Blogger interface." On the old dashboard page, click on "Settings" then click on the "Comments" link below the tabs. That will get you to where you can unselect word verification. Click "Save Settings" at the bottom of that page when you are done. there is a link in the upper right hand corner of the old dashboard page so you can get back to the new interface. I hope this helps."