Watch the first video of a six part series: Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (Part 1) – Socrates
Continuing onto the forth part 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 4 of 6: Montaigne on Self-Esteem
The French philosopher singled out three main reasons for feeling bad about oneself – sexual inadequecy, failure to live up to social norms, and intellectual inferiority – and then offered practical solutions for overcoming them.
Click Link To Watch: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/philosophy-a-guide-to-happiness/4od#2921725
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 fifth video of a six part series: Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (Part 5) – Arthur Schopenhauer