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Great Thinkers Book Summary

Book Summary

By The School of Life

15 min


The great thinkers came up with many important ideas throughout history, many of which are still relevant today.

From a variety of disciplines, there are lessons that can be applied to your life. Philosophers can help you get into the right frame of mind. Literature and anthropology can help you learn from other people and cultures. Economics and architecture helps you think about cities and systems. Just keep an open mind because old ideas may not be outdated.

About the Author

The School of Life is an organization that uses a variety of mediums to help people improve. With physical spaces around the world as well as an online presence, the School of Life offers workshops, books, and films.

Subjects addressed by the School of Life include relationships, self-improvement, career advice, and wellness. In 2016, the School of Life Press was created to share many of these ideas. 

Alain de Botton, founder of the School of Life, is the series editor for the books from the School of Life Press. Alain de Botton is philosopher born in Switzerland who also has British nationality.

De Botton has degrees from the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, and Harvard University. In addition to his work with the School of Life, he has written several fiction and non-fiction books. His philosophy background was used for a television series sharing lessons from philosophy on how to be happy.
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Great Thinkers

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