The Consolation Of Philosophy (Penguin Classi
  • The Consolation Of Philosophy (Penguin Classi
  • The Consolation Of Philosophy (Penguin Classi
  • The Consolation Of Philosophy (Penguin Classi
ISBN: 0140447806
EAN13: 9780140447804
Language: English
Release Date: May 1, 2000
Pages: 155
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 7.5" L x 4.8" W
Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Boethius, the most influential philosopher you never heard of.
I 'll be honest, I bought this book last semester because it was a political text in my required philosophy course. This course was the first philosophy course I have taken in my college career, so that the vocabulary and style of writing took some time to adapt. Overall, it is a great read that stands behind the classical ideals of philosophy in a debate we refer to as the ancient-modern debate.
 
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   A gripping book
While waiting for his own rather grisly execution, he was executed himself. The book is presented in the same general style as a platonic dialogue with two interlocutors. The personification of philosophy and the development of Boetheius. This is a beautiful book in the history of philosophy and religion.
 
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   Boethius and The Consolation
Boethius is the transition from Roman and neo-Platonic philosophy to the Medieval period. I would also recommend this book to those who are facing doubts in their studies or college students who are thinking of quitting. It is a great work, easy to read and short in its comfort. Be not defeated by your misadventures, for the gifts of fortune are fleeting and happiness is not to be found in temporal goods. A lasting happiness can only come to man by being like God, who is the highest good. Lady Philosophy, counsels. Although the work is Neo-Platonic Aristotle and Porphyry are heavily drawn, so that the advanced reader could also consider these volumes.
 
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   A Fantastic Study
Until I ran it two months ago, I had never heard of this book. In the form of a mind, philosophy visits a despairing man in prison. I am no scholar and did not need to be the content to follow. But the second point that made me interested was the foundation of the writer's message. Although philosophy is used to comfort this man in his sorrow, the basis of this philosophy is that God does not exist, but has set certain laws in motion. A forcing us to look at ourselves with His viewpoint. This is a book that should be kept on the bedside table so that it can be read over and over again.
 
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   dispensable
I had been reading Platon, Cicero, Epicur, Marcus Antoninus, Seneca, Lucretius for a year and then decided on Boethius to finish my studies in antiquarian philosophy. His concolation of philosophy bore me like no other work before, since Boethius does hardly develops anything new. He more or less restricts himself to repeat mostly platonic ideas told to him by Lady Philosophy, who visits him in his prison to make him free of desperation. Some may feel deceived when they read this book. I didn 't. I think that the works of Marcus Antoninus, Seneca and Cicero are much better in a case of depressiveness and despair. Boethius is for me just dispensable.
 
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