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Reads tagged with “Alain de Botton”

Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul
Where You Are: Cartography as Wayfinding for the Soul

Mapping the human experience based on disposition rather than position.

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art
Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

“Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.”

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Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex
Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’ the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of existence.”

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The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013
The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013

Imaginative maps, illuminating infographics, literary cats, vintage Soviet propaganda, Gertrude Stein’s favorite objects, and other treats for eye and spirit.

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Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education
Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education

Bertrand Russell, Richard Feynman, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Asimov, Kio Stark, and more.

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