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Who is consoled by the Consolation of philosophy?

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Who is consoled by the Consolation of philosophy?

Katakos, Kiriakos (1997) Who is consoled by the Consolation of philosophy? Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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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)
Authors:Katakos, Kiriakos
Pagination:v, 68 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Philosophy
Date:1997
Thesis Supervisor(s):Joos, Ernest
ID Code:315
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:11
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:13
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