Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy

A link to a very useful handout on The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius.
A handout with excerpts from The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. Scroll to the very end of the document for the relevant part. The excerpts relate to the following questions.

  • The basic problem: Why do bad things happen to good people?
  • What is true happiness? The worldly goods offered by fortune?
  • Could it be that there is no perfect happiness?
  • Then isn’t the basic problem intensified?
  • Can we really be free if God foreknows what we will choose?






Past Questions

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