The Consolations of Philosophy


Title: Consolations of Philosophy

Author: Alan Debaton

Translator: Forouzandeh Dolatyari

Publisher: Nik Farjam

Subject: Philosophical counseling

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 280 pages / illustrated

Language: Farsi



The Consolations of Philosophy is the work of Alain Dubois.

The book Consolations of Philosophy consists of six sections, each about a philosopher and a solution to a problem in life.

The six sections of the book include the following:
Consolation in the face of unpopularity – Socrates
Consolation in the face of low money – Epicurus
Comfort in the face of failure – Seneca
Consolation in the face of disability – Montagne
The consolation of a broken heart – Schopenhauer
Consolation in the face of adversity – Nietzsche

Consolation’s Philosophy is one of Alain DuBois’s latest works, which has sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide.

By reading this book we learn from Socrates that we ignore his unpopularity.

Epicurus cures us without money.

Seneca helps us overcome feelings of hopelessness and hopelessness.

Montney ‌ is a good guide for treating our inefficiencies.

Disappointed lovers can be comforted by reading Schopenhauer’s works.

Those who face many difficulties in life will identify with Nietzsche.

About the book
The book Consolations of Philosophy is one of the most enjoyable books that any philosopher and non-philosopher will read.

Rather than having a philosophical expression with crude words, this book confronts the lives of five philosophers with their beliefs to help us deal with life’s problems.

To tell us what hedonistic Epicurus enjoys?

To say what is Montagne’s interpretation of science and reason?

To say why Socrates and Schopenhauer were rejected?

Or why did Nietzsche see hardship as a stepping stone to peace?

Certainly the book will not do much for those who take philosophy seriously.

Book Summary of the Consolations of Philosophy – A Philosophical Book Suggestion

Readable parts of the book
When our love is broken, it is comforting to hear that happiness has never been part of the program. There is only one congenital error, and that is that we think we live to be happy… As long as we insist on this congenital error, the world seems full of contradictions; Because at every step, in big and small issues, we have to experience that the world and life are certainly not arranged to maintain a life full of happiness. For this reason, the appearance of almost all older people indicates a feeling called despair.

Socrates urges us not to be afraid of the confidence of the people, the people who can not respect the complexities of their lives and formulate their views without as much precision as a potter (in his profession). What is called “natural” is rarely so. Recognizing this should teach us to realize that the world is more flexible than it seems, because established views have often emerged, not through a flawless process of reasoning, but through centuries of intellectual turmoil. There may not be good reasons for the current state of affairs.

Happiness can be difficult to achieve, but its obstacles are largely financial.

The Consolations of Philosophy by Ellen Dubatten – A summary of The Consolations of Philosophy

Other parts of the book Consolation Philosophy
Look at the lives of the best and most fertile people and nations and ask yourself, can a tree that wants to be proud and enduring not face bad weather and storms? Are not external animosities, external resistances, all kinds of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, suspicion, stubbornness, greed and violence among the favorable things without which nothing, not even piety and virtue, can grow so much?

We subdue our doubts and follow the herd, because we can not see ourselves as pioneers in understanding difficult facts that were previously unknown.

Epicurus was particularly concerned with teaching himself and his friends to analyze their anxieties and worries about money, disease, death, and the supernatural. If one thinks rationally of mortality and perishability, Epicurus finds that after death there is nothing but forgetfulness and forgetfulness, and “it is vain to worry in advance that something will not cause a problem when it arrives.” It is meaningless to fear in advance a state we will never experience: for one who has truly realized that there is nothing terrifying in death, there is nothing terrifying in life.

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