The Consolations of Philosophy Book
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The Consolations of Philosophy


  • Author : Alain De Botton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-01-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307833501

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The Consolations of Philosophy Excerpt :

From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is an unexpected book of both solace and humor. Dividing his work into six sections -- each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher -- de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhauer (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy -- and, of course, the final word on consolation -- comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us." This wonderfully engaging book will, however, make us feel better in a good way, with equal measures of wit and wisdom.

The Consolation of Philosophy Book

The Consolation of Philosophy


  • Author : Boethius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Genre: Happiness
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HXJVKJ

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The Consolation of Philosophy Book

The Consolation of Philosophy


  • Author : Boethius
  • Publisher : Ignatius Critical Editions
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 1586174371

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The Consolation of Philosophy Excerpt :

Presents the Roman philosophical and religious scholar's dialogue on the nature of man and his relationship to God and the universe.

Symposium Book

Symposium


  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9798696464176

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Symposium Excerpt :

In the Symposium, Plato presents a fantastic dinner-party set in Athens in 416 BC, where the guests include Aristophanes, Socrates, and the most famous Athenian of his day, Alcibiades. A sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' brilliant account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness.

The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy Book

The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy


  • Author : Stephen Blackwood
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2015-04-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191028113

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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy Excerpt :

Throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages, literature was read with the ear as much as with the eye: silent reading was the exception; audible reading, the norm. This highly original book shows that Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy - one of the most widely-read texts in Western history - aims to affect the listener through the designs of its rhythmic sound. Stephen Blackwood argues that the Consolation's metres are arranged in patterns that have a therapeutic and liturgical purpose: as a bodily mediation of the text's consolation, these rhythmic patterns enable the listener to discern the eternal in the motion of time. The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy vividly explores how in this acoustic encounter with the text philosophy becomes a lived reality, and reading a kind of prayer.

The Consolation of Philosophy Book
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The Consolation of Philosophy


  • Author : Ancius Boethius
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2003-04-24
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141920375

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The Consolation of Philosophy Excerpt :

Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

Boethius    Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity Book

Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity


  • Author : Antonio Donato
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472502223

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Boethius Consolation of Philosophy as a Product of Late Antiquity Excerpt :

In the last fifty years the field of Late Antiquity has advanced significantly. Today we have a picture of this period that is more precise and accurate than before. However, the study of one of the most significant texts of this age, Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, has not benefited enough from these advances in scholarship. Antonio Donato aims to fill this gap by investigating how the study of the Consolation can profit from the knowledge of Boethius' cultural, political and social background that is available today. The book focuses on three topics: Boethius' social/political background, his notion of philosophy and its sources, and his understanding of the relation between Christianity and classical culture. These topics deal with issues that are of crucial importance for the exegesis of the Consolation. The study of Boethius' social/political background allows us to gain a better understanding of the identity of the character Boethius and to recognize his role in the Consolation. Examination of the possible sources of Boethius' notion of philosophy and of their influence on the Consolation offers valuable instruments to evaluate the role of the text's philosophical discussions and their relation to its literary features. Finally, the long-standing problem of the lack of overt Christian elements in the Consolation can be enlightened by considering how Boethius relies on a peculiar understanding of philosophy's goal and its relation to Christianity that was common among some of his predecessors and contemporaries.

THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY  The Sedgefield Translation  Book

THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY The Sedgefield Translation


  • Author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027218165

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THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY The Sedgefield Translation Excerpt :

Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who suspected him of conspiring with the Eastern Roman Empire. While jailed, Boethius composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

Freedom of the Will Book
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Freedom of the Will


  • Author : Jonathan Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1860
  • Genre: Free will and determinism
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH4D1V

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Sammlung Book
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Sammlung


  • Author : Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1918
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015030033214

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Boethius and Dialogue Book

Boethius and Dialogue


  • Author : Seth Lerer
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400857654

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This book treats Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy as a work of imaginative literature, and applies modern techniques of criticism to his writings. The author's central purpose is to demonstrate the methodological and thematic coherence of The Consolation of Philosophy. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Fortune s Prisoner Book

Fortune s Prisoner


  • Author : Boethius
  • Publisher : Anvil PressPoetry Limited
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131767001

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Fortune s Prisoner Excerpt :

Boethius' reputation as a poet is reestablished in these fresh and thoughtful versions.

The Consolations of Writing Book

The Consolations of Writing


  • Author : Rivkah Zim
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691176130

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The Consolations of Writing Excerpt :

Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought. It is also the earliest example of what Rivkah Zim identifies as a distinctive and vitally important medium of literary resistance: writing in captivity by prisoners of conscience and persecuted minorities. The Consolations of Writing reveals why the great contributors to this tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature. Zim pairs writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death. She looks at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in defense of their ideas, and Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in dialogue with established concepts of church and state. Different ideas of grace and disgrace occupied John Bunyan and Oscar Wilde in prison; Madame Roland and Anne Frank wrote themselves into history in various forms of memoir; and Jean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya voiced their resistance to totalitarianism through lyric poetry that saved their lives and inspired others. Finally, Primo Levi's writing after his release from Auschwitz recalls and decodes the obscenity of systematic genocide and its aftermath. A moving and powerful testament, The Consolations of Writing speaks to some of the most profound questions about life, enriching our understanding of what it is to be human.

The Consolation of Philosophy  translated by H  R  James M A   Book

The Consolation of Philosophy translated by H R James M A


  • Author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9788074843204

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Consolation of Philosophy (translated by H. R. James M.A.)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480–524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who suspected him of conspiring with the Eastern Roman Empire. While jailed, Boethius composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

The Prisoner s Philosophy Book

The Prisoner s Philosophy


  • Author : Joel C. Relihan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 0268040249

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The Prisoner s Philosophy Excerpt :

The Roman philosopher Boethius (c. 480-524) is best known for the Consolation of Philosophy, one of the most frequently cited texts in medieval literature. In the Consolation, an unnamed Boethius sits in prison awaiting execution when his muse Philosophy appears to him. Her offer to teach him who he truly is and to lead him to his heavenly home becomes a debate about how to come to terms with evil, freedom, and providence. The conventional reading of the Consolation is that it is a defense of pagan philosophy; nevertheless, many readers who accept this basic argument find that the ending is ambiguous and that Philosophy has not, finally, given the prisoner the comfort she had promised. In The Prisoner's Philosophy, Joel C. Relihan delivers a genuinely new reading of the Consolation. He argues that it is a Christian work dramatizing not the truths of philosophy as a whole, but the limits of pagan philosophy in particular. He views it as one of a number of literary experiments of late antiquity, taking its place alongside Augustine's Confessions and Soliloquies as a spiritual meditation, as an attempt by Boethius to speak objectively about the life of the mind and its relation to God. Relihan discerns three fundamental stories intertwined in the Consolation an ironic retelling of Plato's Crito, an adaptation of Lucian's Jupiter Confutatus, and a sober reduction of Job to a quiet dialogue in which the wounded innocent ultimately learns wisdom in silence. Relihan's claim that Boethius's text was written as a Menippean satire does not rest merely on identifying a mixture of disparate literary influences on the text, or on the combination of verse and prose or of fantasy and morality. More important, Relihan argues, Boethius deliberately dramatizes the act of writing about systematic knowledge in a way that calls into question the value of that knowledge. Philosophy's attempt to lead an exile to God's heaven is rejected; the exile comes to accept the value of the phenomen