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Self-Confidence: A Philosophy (La confiance en soi, une philosophie)



Original Language: French | 220 pp. | March 2018

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An accessible essay on the mechanisms of self-confidence, in the same vein as his best-seller The Virtues of Failure, translated in 12 languages.

Where does self-confidence come from? How does it work? What makes it stronger and weaker? Why are some people more confident than others? Is it only a question of temperament or the result of work on themselves? How does one get closer to those who stand out thanks to their sole confidence in themselves?

Drawing on the great philosophical texts, ancient wisdom, positive psychology and psychoanalysis, inspired by the experience of sports champions, great creators, but also unknown people such as a fighter pilot or an urgent care doctor, Charles Pépin brings to light the strange alchemy that is self-confidence. By doing so, he gives us the keys to having more confidence in ourselves.

In the tradition of The Virtues of Failure, Charles Pépin delivers an accessible essay on the mechanics and secrets of self-confidence.

Charles Pépin is a writer and a philosopher, whose books have been published in about 20 languages. He teaches philosophy at the Lycée d’Etat de la légion d’honneur in Saint-Denis, near Paris, and hosts “Philo Mondays” at the MK2 Odéon movie theater in Paris. His most recent essay, The Virtues of Failure (Allary Editions, September 2016), sold close to 60,000 copies and was sold to 12 countries.