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    Krystle Rivera Consolation of Philosophy Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius commonly recognized as Boethius was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was adopted into a very prominent family which included emperors and consuls. Boethius was imprisoned by King Theodoric the Great. While in his incarceration he finds himself again in Philosophy. He takes himself out of a very sadden state and comes to better turns. Boethius was imprisoned on what was called false accusations. In the political

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    As I was growing up, philosophy was always something that interested me because I’ve always been an extremely curious person. I adore learning about how the other people around me function. It fascinates me because it allows me to truly understand the people around me on another level, below the surface. While I was reading the book, “The Consolations of Philosophy” by Alain de Botton, I couldn't help but catch myself thinking about the first constellation, unpopularity, even as I was nearing the

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    his book Consolation of Philosophy, while he was imprisoned for conspiracy to overthrow Theodoric the Great. While kemps book is more about the spiritual and emotional sides of faith Boethius’s is about the philosophical outlook on faith. Kempis disputes faith by saying that humanity

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    “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” The Consolations of Philosophy, written by author Alain de Botton, is a perfect example showing six philosophers who had philosophies that were relatable and applicable to bettering everyday life. Socrates, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Seneca, Epicurus, and Montaigne each have a chapter based after them, where de Botton discusses their philosophies. What

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    In book III of The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius establishes the fact that God is the world's helmsman, the divine reason, the supreme good, the origin of all things. He demonstrates that God is omnipotent and omniscient. Nothing more superior can even be conceived of. Through the concept of unity, through which things basically become good, Boethius shows that God and happiness are one, the divine goodness. He concludes, "God is the essence of happiness." (70) Book IV is the turning point

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    Unit Test One – Hannah Arrington 1. In his work “The Consolation of Philosophy” Boethius tackles the issue of theodicy, or God allows evil to exist in the world, by noting in Book 4 that evil is not actually existent in the world, and therefore almost he sidesteps the issue entirely. Essentially Boethius argues that since evil has no substance there are not any truly evil people and there are never truly bad events, therefore God doesn’t allow evil or suffering to exist in the world because they

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    willing to change and he blames Fortuna on every turn. His unwillingness to change is best said by himself when he says “The book(Consolation of Philosophy) teaches us to accept that which we cannot change. It describes the plight of a just man in an unjust society. It is the very basis for medieval thought.”(Toole 88). He says this while talking about the Consolation of Philosophy with Mrs.Reilly, considering that this is one his favorite literary works this quote explains a lot about the attitude we get

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    Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy In the Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius addresses many solutions to the never-ending problem of evil. In Book IV Boethius offers a solution to the problem based on the distinction between “Fate” and “Providence.” Boethius defines both of these terms and explains his own version of the problem and how to solve the problem using the differences between “Fate” and “Providence.” However one may argue against Boethius’s solution and offer a solution themselves

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    In Book III section ii of The Consolation of Philosophy, Lady Philosophy councils Boethius on the innate desire all men have for goodness, which is planted in men by nature. She explains that while nature always seeks the good, mankind easy loses the path, and can find it again by looking towards nature’s divine goodness and order. By learning this text, I have gained a greater appreciation for Boethius’ work in The Consolation of Philosophy, and I was reminded, once again, of God’s beauty and goodness

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    Jay Rughani PHIL 195 Professor Thomas Cavanaugh Analytical Paper 2 4/5/2014 The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius, considered to be one of the most famous books in the world. As the title suggests the book is about how lady philosophy consoles Boethius before his execution and although some might argue about it being consoling or not, it definitely answers some of the troubling questions that every man has thought of at least once in his life. The question I am going to discuss is about evil

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