Katakos, Kiriakos (1997) Who is consoled by the Consolation of philosophy? Masters thesis, Concordia University.
We developed the answer to this question on the basis of Boethius' own expectations, namely that a good life, an honest life deserves its reward and not the ultimate punishment of death. Then, following a long journey accompanied by Lady Philosophy, Boethius understood that God's ways do not coincide with human thinking and the nature of Fortune. This led him to the reconsidering of the notion of virtue and also the notion of Providence. Thus, the story of the Consolation of Philosophy becomes the search for a spiritual reward, a reward which is only in the power of a good God. But to reach this conclusion one has to accept the means leading to it, namely the conviction that human intelligence is able to rise with the help of philosophy beyond ordinary understanding of good and evil and penetrate the mysteries of God.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||v, 68 leaves ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Joos, Ernest|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 17:11|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 15:13|
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