Written and presented by Alain de Botton, this series is an entertaining, practical and psychobabble-free self-help course for the philosophically minded
Seneca believed anger flowed from our surprise when things don't turn out how we expect. Can Seneca's advice help angry van driver Wayne and stressed executive Venetia?
Seneca on Anger: Can Seneca's beliefs about anger help an angry van driver and a stressed executive?
Schopenhauer on Love: Arthur Schopenhauer believed that love was the most important thing in life
Epicurus on Happiness: Epicurus believed we need three simple things to be happy, and money isn't one of them
Montaigne on Self-Esteem: Why do so many people have low self-esteem?
Socrates on Self-Confidence: Socrates can help give us all the intellectual self-confidence we need
Nietzsche on Hardship: Nietzsche believed that any worthwhile achievements come from overcoming hardship