Consolation of Philosophy

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2006 - 284 pages
This book is written in the manner of spiritual dialogue. It holds importance for its historical as well as literary value and stands out for the philosophy presented therein. The ideas presented here hold good for the modern times as well. Thought-provoking!

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A conversation between the wrongly-imprisoned Boethius and the Lady Philosophy, who comes to set him straight in explaining how Love rules the universe, that all fortune is good fortune, and that free ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Born of a distinguished family, Boethius received the best possible education in the liberal arts in Athens and then entered public life under Theodoric the Ostrogoth, ruler of Italy. Boethius obtained the highest office, but was later accused of treason, imprisoned, and executed. In the dungeon of Alvanzano, near Milan, during his imprisonment, he composed "The Consolation of Philosophy," a remarkable piece of prose literature as well as philosophy. Boethius's outlook, like that of all the Church Fathers, was Platonistic, but he preserved much of the elementary logic of Aristotle. Boethius reported in his commentaries the views of Aristotelians even when they disagreed with his Platonism. Thus he created an interest in Aristotle in subsequent centuries and provided a basis for the introduction of Aristotle's works into Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Boethius was put to death in 526.

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