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  • Book Review: Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrow of Work

    Sima BarmaniaLondon, United Kingdom Published by Penguin Books, 2009ISBN: 9780241143537 What do you suppose biscuit manufacturing and the healthcare profession have in common? Well, according to Alain de Botton they both attain a sense of meaning by increasing pleasure or decreasing the suffering of another human being, a necessary prerequisite for a “meaningful” occupation. Societies…