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Alain de Botton

3.79 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Alain de Botton
Art as Therapy (2013)
language
English
3.99 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book offers a different approach for appreciating art by claiming that art is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also satisfies a deep psychological need. The author argues that art helps us connect with our own experience as humans. I found the first half of the book, in...
The News: A User's Manual (2014)
language
English
3.44 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Botton's prose is a joy to read and his insights provocative. It is the media that shapes our view of the world and Botton helps the reader to question how it does this. Here is a quote from early on,"Societies become modern, the philosopher Hegel suggested, when news replaces re...
How to Think More About Sex (2012)
language
English
3.45 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book is just sad. If Alain de Botton can really make sense of so many things in life, he should have just devoted himself to researches instead of throwing around so many superficial ideas. Anyone that has ever received some sort of education in research would see that these...
Meer denken over seks (2012)
language
English
3.45 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This was the first Alain de Botton book I've ever read and, after spending eight or so years away from reading anything mildly philosophical, it was a good welcome back to the genre. If you can call it a genre. I mostly just call it a way of looking into a mirror and seeing every...
Como Pensar Mas en el Sexo (2012)
language
English
3.45 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: It was interesting at times, unsubstantial at the other, and seemingly out of date in the crevices. A new vision of pornography was intriguing. Adultery as a minor vice rather than a mortal sin was also very intriguing for such an old-fashioned sentiment. The treatment of women i...
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (2012)
language
English
3.58 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: What if religions are neither all true or all nonsense? The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false – and yet that...
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