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The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
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Mar 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: literature, philosophy, plato, psychology, religion
Read from June 15 to 22, 2012

Boethius has a dialogue with the personification of philosophy about the fickleness of Fortuna. Philosophy walks the narrator through a series of reasoning, based largely upon the thinking of Plato, for accepting his imprisonment and impending death with grace.

The book is a prime example of the Platonic dialogue.

It is difficult to see a contemporary reader swallowing everything that is said. Outside of the world as presented on television during the 1950s and 1960s we do not live in a world in which the just get what they need and only the evil are meted out misfortune.

I would recommend this book, primarily as a piece of literature from another time.

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