Watch the first video of a six part series: Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (Part 1) – Socrates
This is the 6th and final post 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 6 of 6: Nietzsche on Hardship
British philosopher Alain De Botton explores Friedrich Nietzsche’s (1844-1900) dictum that any worthwhile achievements in life come from the experience of overcoming hardship. For him, any existence that is too comfortable is worthless, as are the twin refugees of drink or religion.
Click Link To Watch: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/philosophy-a-guide-to-happiness/4od#2921727
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.