Wise Guys

Alain De Botton asks what ancient philosophers can teach us today.

Episodes

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01Epicurus2001041520010421

the philosopher with a reputation for advocating a life of luxury and pleasure.

02Seneca2001042220010428

the philosopher whose views on anger sprang directly from his experiences with two of the most violent men in history, Emperors Caligula and Nero.

03 LASTMontaigne2001042920010505

who had read every book ever written in his time, yet considered scholars blockheads and most books boring.