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FEATURE21 September 2016

Alain de Botton in seven

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Swiss-born Alain de Botton is the author of multiple books exploring the philosophy of everyday life – covering everything from love, architecture, work and travel. His most recent publication is The Course of Love. He was involved in establishing The School of Life, in London, which he helps run, and In founding the architect organisation Living Architecture.

1. You have established a career explaining philosophy to the general population – do you believe we don’t think deeply enough about everyday situations?

Alain de Botton: My career isn’t really about explaining philosophy; it’s about examining a range of ...