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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton 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. Among his books are, "Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion" and "Status Anxiety".

Videos

Alain de Botton on Status Anxiety
July 6, 2012
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Alain de Botton discusses his book Status Anxiety which examines our fears over what others think about us and about how we are judged to be either a success or failure.

Episodes

December 9, 2006
The "relentlessly genial" Alain de Botton offers his thoughts on the kind of architecture that has the capacity to make us happy.
January 8, 2005
Alain de Botton discusses his book Status Anxiety which examines our fears over what others think about us and about how we are judged to be either a success or failure.