Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton, "Splendeurs et misères du travail"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 21, 2013
Alain de Botton, "Splendeurs et misères du travail"

Alain de Botton, "Splendeurs et misères du travail"
Publisher: Mercure de France | 2010 | ISBN: 2715228880 | French | EPUB/PDF | 384/282 pages | 19.5/56.8 Mb

La plus remarquable caractéristique du monde contemporain du travail est peut-être finalement la croyance très répandue que celui-ci doit nous rendre heureux…

Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alexov85 at Sept. 19, 2010
Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 0140276629 | English | MP3 96.00 kbps | 218 MB
Philosophy, Psychology

An experienced traveler and the author of five books, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, De Botton here offers nine essays concerning the art of travel. Divided into five sections "Departure," "Motives," "Landscape," "Art," and "Return" the essays start with one of the author's travel experiences, meander through artists or writers related to it, and then intertwine the two. De Botton's style is very thoughtful and dense; he considers events of the moment and relates them to his internal dialog, showing how experiences from the past affect the present. In "On Curiosity," for example, which describes a weekend in Madrid, De Botton compares his reliance on a very detailed guidebook to the numerous systematic measurements Alexander von Humboldt made during his 1799 travels in South America. De Botton compares Humboldt's insatiable desire for detail with his own ennui and wish that he were home. There are also details about a fight over dessert, the van Gogh trail in Provence, and Wordsworth's vision of nature. Although well written and interesting, this volume will have limited popular appeal. Recommended for larger public libraries.

Alain de Botton - The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by alexov85 at Sept. 19, 2010
Alain de Botton - The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain de Botton - The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 0140867937 | English | MP3 128.00 kbps | 362 MB
Philosophy, Psychology

We spend most of our waking lives at work—in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our occupations mean to us.
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day—and night—to make the frenzied contemporary world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around a deliberately eclectic range of occupations, from rocket science to biscuit manufacture, accountancy to art—in search of what make jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying.
Alain De Botton's: The Perfect Home - architecture documentary series

Alain De Botton's: The Perfect Home - architecture documentary series (3 episodes)
derived from the book "Architecture of Happiness" by the same author
english | DVD rip | 720×400 | Xvid | 3×47min | rapidshare | ~1,16 Gb

The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Brother No 1 at Aug. 5, 2006
The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton
Audio Book | MP3 | avg 91kbps | 2003


Rather than lavishing pages on the sumptuous taste of a sun-ripened olive in Provence, philosopher de Botton examines what inspires us to escape the humdrum and purchase tickets to Tahiti, tromp through the countryside, or wander Rome. Left to one voice, such an inquiry might grow dull, but de Botton uses the lives and works of artists and writers to explore the premise. With each chapter, the author dissects our motivation to depart normality and go (he quotes Baudelaire) "anywhere, anywhere!" De Botton's anecdotal accounts of his own travels illustrate the theme of each chapter, such as exoticism or escapism, showing the unexpected (but all too common) disappointments inherent in getting away. Then, using the interior and artistic lives of others, de Botton probes the psychological underpinnings of why we go. The book shines when discussing Flaubert's lifelong urge for Egypt and painter Edward Hopper's affinity for the desolation of fuel stops and Automats. This literary travelogue feeds hungry readers seeking self-insight.

Botton, Alain de - Airport - Eine Woche in Heathrow  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at Aug. 5, 2016
Botton, Alain de - Airport - Eine Woche in Heathrow

Botton, Alain de - Airport - Eine Woche in Heathrow
German | FISCHER | 2013 | EPUB | Pages 128 | ASIN: B00CB6MIOM | 5.53 Mb

Alain de Benoist, "Ultimo anno. Diario di fine secolo"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Sept. 19, 2016
Alain de Benoist, "Ultimo anno. Diario di fine secolo"

Alain de Benoist, "Ultimo anno. Diario di fine secolo"
Settecolori | 2006 | ISBN: 889023671X | Italian | EPUB | 357 pages | 0.34 Mb

Il diario di un anno, l’ultimo del ’900, negli appunti per comprendere il secolo di Alain de Benoist, che evocano l’inganno delle "guerre umanitarie", la crisi dello Stato sociale e quella dello Stato nazionale, l'immigrazione e la globalizzazione. Ma de Benoist racconta anche il suo lavoro, i suoi interessi, l’Italia. Tra modernità e postmodernità affiora l’intreccio di cronaca e storia, nella consapevolezza che dove c’è il pericolo, c’è anche la salvezza.

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, 3 Volume Set by Alain De Mijolla  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at Oct. 3, 2014
International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, 3 Volume Set by  Alain De Mijolla

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, 3 Volume Set by Alain De Mijolla
Macmillan Reference USA; 1 edition | July 21, 2005 | English | ISBN: 0028659279 | 2355 pages | PDF | 27 MB

To participate in the step-by-step construction of an international dictionary of psychoanalysis is a strange adventure, marked not only by enthusiasm but also from time to time by disillusion. The process might well be compared to the education of children, a realistic view of which (sometimes attributed to Freud) asserts that one may be almost certain that one's hopes will not be fully realized.

Alain de Libera, "La Philosophie médiévale"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Oct. 29, 2013
Alain de Libera, "La Philosophie médiévale"

Alain de Libera, "La Philosophie médiévale"
Publisher: PUF | 2001 | ISBN: 2130515800 | French | PDF | 128 pages | 125.93 Mb

Qu'est-ce que la philosophie médiévale ? Évoquant soit l'âge idéal du magistère intellectuel de l’Église, soit l'époque malheureuse d'un long et laborieux sacrifice de la pensée, rappelant pour les uns les fastes équivoques d'une clarté à jamais perdue, ou pour les autres la manifestation la plus évidente des ténèbres, de l'obscurantisme, mille ans de pensée, de réflexion, d'innovations et de travail dorment dans le silencieux inter-règne qui sépare l'Antiquité de la Renaissance. …

The News: A User's Manual (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by viserion at Jan. 10, 2017
The News: A User's Manual (repost)

Alain De Botton, "The News: A User's Manual"
ISBN: 0307379124 | 2014 | EPUB | 272 pages | 2 MB