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The Philosophy of Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.'  He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called "The School of Life" dedicated to a new vision of education.

Let's watch and discuss a couple of Alain's videos over dinner and drinks.  Please come in time to get your food/drink orders in before we start at 7:00.

Learn more about Alain de Botton here:

http://www.alaindebotton.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Alain-de-Botton/e/B000AQW38G


We will be watching these two videos:

http://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_success.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoShQEhl1ek

 

These videos are also worth watching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNKOpjgS5ao

http://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_atheism_2_0.html

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  • wendelin

    Great!! And his tweets good too

    April 4, 2013

  • Mac

    I learned a great deal about status anxiety, a topic I had never thought about in depth. It was a most worthwhile evening

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Linda

    I really enjoyed his lectures and I am now looking forward to reading his books.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Great speaker. Todd, thanks for putting this together.

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Jerry

    4TH MONDAY OF ANY MONTH IS MY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

    February 24, 2013

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