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The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
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Feb 26, 2012

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Boethius sets out to answer the question of the psalmist: why do the wicked prosper? And he seeks to show what consolation philosophy offers in this regard. The work is confusing, therefore, in that Boethius, a Christian, makes no mention of Jesus, and offers no explicitly Christian arguments. However, it seems likely that he is simply trying to avoid anachronism, and to truly present how far human reason can go toward the metaphysical truths of Scripture. (Cf. Augustine, Aquinas, etc.)

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