Let me now introduce you to the first of six posts featuring a series of documentaries written and presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton.
This 6 part series is an entertaining, practical and psychobabble-free self-help course for the philosophically minded.
Here, de Botton, brings us six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life. Here we have then:
- Michel de Montaigne
- Arthur Schopenhauer
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Episode 1 of 6: Socrates on Self-Confidence
Exploring why so many of us go along with the crowd rather than stand up for what we believe in.
Click Link To Watch: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/philosophy-a-guide-to-happiness/4od#2921726
You may be also interested to know that this particular series was derived from the book The Consolations of Philosophy, which is a very good read, and was part responsible for encouraging me to pursue philosophy so that I could apply it to my life.
Watch the second video of a six part series: Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (Part 2) – Epicurus