Alain de Botton is a renowned philosopher whose novels and non-fiction works are both revelatory and entertaining. His bestselling works focus on the common and little-questioned facts of our lives: love, relationships, travel, status and our surroundings. His 1997 book How Proust Can Change Your Life was an international bestseller and his books Status Anxiety and The Consolations of Philosophy have been adapted as documentaries.
His talks include the following:
A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success - Based on a legendary TED talk (downloaded 1million times), Alain de Botton discusses our ideas of success in the modern world.
The Modern World of Work - Drawing on his acclaimed book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton explores the place where we spend most of our waking hours considering what makes the modern workplace so challenging.
The Consolations of Philosophy - Based on the bestselling book, Alain shows in this talk how the great philosophers remain important guides to our contemporary lives.
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