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Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

A GUIDE TO HAPPINESS explores how philosophy can help people lead happier, more fulfilling lives. The six-part series illuminates how philosophies of the past still have relevance, meaning and impact today. Charismatic writer and TV personality Alain de Botton talks to people across Europe about the ideas Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and visits the ancient ruins, beautiful castles, crooked streets and narrow alleys to see where each of these great philosophers lived.
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 5:30 AM    "Montaigne On Self-Esteem" French thinker Michel de Montaigne lived in 16th Century France, long before modern psychology developed and the expression "self-esteem" was coined. In what ways was this contemporary psychological concept central to his worldview?. D
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 4:00 AM "Socrates On Self-Confidence" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 4:30 AM "Epicurus On Happiness" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 5:00 AM "Seneca On Anger" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 5:30 AM "Montaigne On Self-Esteem" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 6:00 AM "Schopenhauer On Love" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 6:30 AM "Nietzsche On Hardship" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 10:00 AM "Socrates On Self-Confidence" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 10:30 AM "Epicurus On Happiness" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 11:00 AM "Seneca On Anger" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Jan 1, 2012 - 11:30 AM "Montaigne On Self-Esteem" (WORLD)
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