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Making Self-Help Smarter

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Alain de Botton, the writer and philosopher, is editing a series of how-to books, a genre he says academe has unreasonably disparaged.
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How to Use Philosophy to Improve Your Life

Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Getty Images

Alain de Botton, the writer and philosopher, is editing a series of how-to books, a genre he says academe has unreasonably disparaged.

Writing self-help books was once a staple for philosophers. Then came the...

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