The School of Life, the organisation founded in 2008 by renowned philosopher and author Alain de Botton and now headquartered in London, delivers with their typical elegant brilliance a series of exquisitely designed and sustainably produced notebooks, packaged in threes and covering a good range of character and societal types: meet 3 Notebooks, 3 Thinkers. Perfect gift for just about anybody if you choose right. A newly discontinued line, we've got the very last ones of these simply gorgeous small notebook packages - get them quick!
History is filled with some fascinating 'schools of thought' dedicated to tackling life's big problems in distinctive ways. Each notebook carries an introduction to a great Stoic thinker on the inside front page, their name beautifully printed on the cover - and otherwise empty pages for your own projects. Stoic philosophers featured in these notebooks: Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
The Stoics are the ideal thinkers for our anxious and treacherous times. Their ideas were formed in the volatile world of ancient Greece. They emphasise that things tend not to turn out as we would ideally like; how bad luck, or a wilful decision made by distant, powerful people can wreck our plans. We need to hear this. The Stoics wanted to know how they could cope with chaos. They wanted to be less vulnerable and more – as we still say in tribute to them – stoic. They offer an intriguing and valuable corrective to the assumption that everything will be fine, that we can do anything and have everything. They invite us to join them in their quest for order, calm and reason in a difficult world.
- set of three paper-bound notebooks
- 125 x 178 mm with yellow contrast stitch
- plain, grid and lined paper (one of each)
About The School of Life Founded in 2008 by renowned philosopher and author Alain de Botton (a personal favourite of mine), the organisation now headquartered in London and with global outreach is devoted to developing emotional intelligence across the full range of a lived life, offering classes, workshops, events, publications and a range of objects to assist the quest for more meaningful life, society, business.