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Review: Essays in Love

Essays in Love by Alain de Botton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s the (commercialized) love month so I decided to read a book about love. 147 more words


Matters of taste- Our values in the face of design (Values and Architecture Pt.2)

Last week we briefly addressed how design process is intrinsically biased and dependent on the designer’s development and background; taking this situation as granted it comes to no surprise that design objects speak to us about a certain group of values that (just like in people) might or not… 444 more words


Character Education In Primary School

Character Education In Primary School

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Imagine a school that expected its students to become literate without any formal instruction. Most parents would be alarmed by such an approach, which would leave their children confused and with gaps in their understanding. 872 more words

Character Education

Matters of taste- Why we like what we like? (Values and Architecture Pt.1)

I’d like us to begin this reflection with a statement: every object of design contains within it a spark of human spirit.

This is a reality that we might survey from… 441 more words


In Defense of Alain de Botton

Dear John,

Do you remember that video about advertising from a couple of weeks ago? It was put out by The School of Life, a London-based group, founded and headed by philosopher… 1,814 more words


The book On Love

Have you ever read a book that changed your life?

In 2008 I left Southern California, everything and everyone I knew, for Boston. The reasons were many, but what it all boiled down to really was a gut feeling. 414 more words


February Tequila Mockingbirds Meet #13

19 February 2015, 6:30pm
Southside Tea Room

This month, we’re talking Philosophy. Alain de Botton tackles the likes of Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche;  94 more words

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