The Consolation of Philosophyby Boethius, David R. Slavitt, Seth Lerer
Pub. Date: 05/01/2010
Composed while its author was imprisoned, this book remains one of Western literature’s most eloquent meditations on the transitory nature of earthly belongings, and the superiority of things of the mind. Slavitt’s translation captures the energy and passion of the original. And in an introduction intended for the general reader, Seth Lerer places Boethius’s life and achievement in context.
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Table of Contents
|II||Boethius' Life and Writings||xiii|
|III||The Consolation of Philosophy||xxii|
|IV||The Christianity of Boethius||xxxii|
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This book has made my top ten for best readings. The book is basically a dialect between Boethius and "Lady Philosophy." It takes place while he is in prison, questioning everything relating to man, power, greed, fear, lonliness, and God. It answers many questions that we people ask even in today's world. For example, why are people in high positions, like CEO's and leaders, so corrupt or evil to people they consider lower than them. This is one debate that he asks and Lady Philosophy answers. Also, this book is very comprehensive to all readers--whether you're a philosophy major or not. I would recommend this book to everybody because it will prove to be motivational throughout your life, and this book will be able to answer many key questions towards the attitudes of people who transgress against you at times.
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