Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness (2000) Channel 4

Epicurus on Happiness

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Video Description

The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus believed there were just three simple things we needed in order to be happy - and money wasn't one of them.
Alain reveals what those things were, in a journey that takes him to the ruins of the ancient city of Oinoanda in south-western Turkey. The answers he finds there help him to look at consumer society through Epicurus' eyes and he discusses the philosopher's beliefs with unhappy shopaholic Stephen Perry.

Documentary Description


Written and presented by Alain de Botton, this series is an entertaining, practical and psychobabble-free self-help course for the philosophically minded.

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