The Consolation of Philosophy with The Imitation of Christ & Religio Medici
Part of the Modern Library series, this book contains three major philosophical/theological works from the medieval and early modern periods, as well as an Introduction by Irwin Edman, (formerly) Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University
Hardcover, 428 pages
Published 1943 by Modern Library/Random House (NY)
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From this I read Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy, a classic text of early medieval philosophy. Boethius represents the Platonist influence within some medieval Christian philosophy, but apparently some Aristotelianism, as well; he talks about forms, but I'm not sure if they were universals (Plato) or particulars (Aristotle). Boethius also hints at what sounds like Platonic dualism as it connects to Plato's Timaeus, which might be a book essential for understanding Boethius (I knew I shou...more
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (ca. 480–524 or 525 AD) was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia fam...moreMore about Boethius...