Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton

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Topics

  • Find Your Creative Fire!
  • A Kinder and Gentler Philosophy for Success
  • The Art of Travel
  • The Beauty and Ugliness of Architecture

What he offers

Acclaimed philosopher, Alain de Botton masterfully combines philosophy with pragmatism. He offers a kinder, gentler philosophy of success, giving us a great lesson on how to relate to ourselves, and how to relax counter-productive emotions. Alain makes a convincing case how to find true pleasure in our work and skilfully raises the big questions we all tend to ask of our work. His goal is to help clients understand “how to live wisely and well”.

How he presents

With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton’s humorous, articulate and eye opening talks are given with an elegance philosophers might envy.

One of Europe’s most recognised philosophers, Alain de Botton writes essayistic books that have been described as a “philosophy of everyday life”. He has written widely on topics such as work, religion, love, architecture, travel, and literature. His books have been best-sellers in 30 countries and some have been turned into TV series. Alain has also opened a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.

In 2009, he was a founding member of an architectural organization called “Living Architecture”. Later that year, de Botton was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, in recognition of his services to architecture. He is a frequent contributor to numerous newspapers, journals and magazines and is a member of the Arts Council of England’s literature panel. He was an extremely popular speaker at TEDGlobal 2009.

Publications:

  • The News: A User’s Manual (2014)
  • Art as Therapy (2013)
  • How To Think More About Sex (2012)
  • Religion for Atheists (2013)
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (2010)
  • A Week at the Airport (2010)
  • The Architecture of Happiness (2008)
  • Essays in Love (2006)
  • Status Anxiety (2005)
  • The Art of Travel (2004)
  • The Consolations of Philosophy (2001)
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life (1998)

Testimonials:

“Everything we expected and more!”

Presentation Languages: English

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