The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author : Alain de Botton
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2001-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780141930312
ISBN 13 : 0141930314
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolations of Philosophy Book Description:

The Consolations of Philosophy is Alain de Botton's internationally bestselling guide to life The inspiration for the TV series Philsophy: A Guide to Happiness Alain de Botton, bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety; the fear of failure and the pressure to conform. 'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent 'No doubt about it, philosophy is the new rock and roll and Alain de Botton is its Colonel Tom Parker . . . A pleasure to read. And good writing, like good philosophy, is always a consolation' John Banville, Irish Times 'Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining . . . an ingenious, imaginative book' Humphrey Carpenter, Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining . . . a stylish book, which manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review 'Gentle, helpful and humane . . . De Botton's instinct is surely right: if we are to bring philosophy to life we should look again at those thinkers who have sought to be not clever or paradoxical, but simply wise' Roger Scruton, Mail on Sunday Alain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include Essays in Love; The Romantic Movement; Kiss and Tell; Status Anxiety; How Proust Can Change Your Life; The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work; The Art of Travel; The Architecture of Happiness and Religion for Atheists. He lives in London and founded The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com) and Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk). For more information, consult www.alaindebotton.com.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Ancius Boethius
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2003-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780141920375
ISBN 13 : 0141920378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became involved in a conspiracy and was imprisoned in Pavia, it was to the Greek philosophers that he turned. THE CONSOLATION was written in the period leading up to his brutal execution. It is a dialogue of alternating prose and verse between the ailing prisoner and his 'nurse' Philosophy. Her instruction on the nature of fortune and happiness, good and evil, fate and free will, restore his health and bring him to enlightenment. THE CONSOLATION was extremely popular throughout medieval Europe and his ideas were influential on the thought of Chaucer and Dante.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 240
Release : 1999-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9780191500725
ISBN 13 : 0191500720
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Boethius composed the De Consolatione Philosophiae in the sixth century AD whilst awaiting death under torture, condemned on a charge of treason which he protested was manifestly unjust. Though a convinced Christian, in detailing the true end of life which is the soul's knowledge of God, he consoled himself not with Christian precepts but with the tenets of Greek philosophy. This work dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; writers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante were inspired by it. In England it was rendered in to Old English by Alfred the Great, into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer, and later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation. The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanour of the author, and the 'Menippean' texture of part prose, part verse have combined to exercise a fascination over students of philosophy and literature ever since. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 171
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0192838830
ISBN 13 : 9780192838834
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Boethius composed this classic in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Walsh, Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow, now offers his newly translated version of this work.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2002-04-10
ISBN 10 : 9780486421636
ISBN 13 : 0486421635
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Written in the 6th century, The Consolation of Philosophy is the best-known--and most profound--work of the Christian theologian and philosopher St. Boethius. He composed this great work while he was unjustly imprisoned, directly before his unlawful execution. Consequently, The Consolation--which takes the form of a dialogue between Boethius and 'Lady Philosophy'--discusses a variety of important and weighty issues including ethics, the nature of God, God's relationship to the world, the problem of evil, and the true nature of happiness. In particular, an often-emphasized and key theme throughout the book is the importance of both loving God and developing virtue. Because it is written in dialogue form, the literary qualities of the book are somewhat 'light, ' which contrasts with the occasionally weighty topics it discusses. The Consolation of Philosophy was enormously influential on medieval and renaissance Christianity--statesmen, poets, historians, philosophers, and theologians all read and studied it extensively. Moreover, it remains even today an important and instructive book. Both compelling and illuminating, The Consolation of Philosophy is profitable for all readers and comes highly recommended. -- Description from http://www.ccel.org/ccel/boethius/consolation.html (April 18, 2012).

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Anicius Boethius
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Total Pages : 278
Release : 2011-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9781681494760
ISBN 13 : 1681494760
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Written in the sixth century, The Consolation of Philosophy was one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages. Boethius composed the masterpiece while imprisoned and awaiting the death sentence for treason. The Christian author had served as a high-ranking government official before falling out of favor with Roman Emperor Theodoric, an Arian. In the Consolation, Boethius explores the true end of life-knowledge of God-through a conversation with Lady Philosophy. Part prose, part poetry, the work combines Greek philosophy and Christian faith to formulate answers to some of life's most difficult and enduring questions.

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages : 364
Release : 2019-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9783734095108
ISBN 13 : 3734095107
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Reproduction of the original: The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
Author : Boethius
Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9783849649869
ISBN 13 : 3849649865
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius Book Description:

Boethius' best-known work is the "Consolations of Philosophy" written during his imprisonment -- "by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen." It is a dialogue between Philosophy and Boethius, in which the Queen of Sciences strives to console the fallen statesman. The main argument of the discourse is the transitoriness and unreality of all earthly greatness and the superior desirability of the things of the mind. There are evident traces of the influence of the Neo-Platonists, especially of Proclus, and little, if anything, that can be said to reflect Christian influences.

The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy

The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius
Publisher : Aeterna Press
Total Pages :
Release : 1918
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

In preparing the text of the Consolatio I have used the apparatus in Peiper’s edition (Teubner, 1871), since his reports, as I know in the case of the Tegernseensis, are generally accurate and complete; I have depended also on my own collations or excerpts from various of the important manuscripts, nearly all of which I have at least examined, and I have also followed, not always but usually, the opinions of Engelbrecht in his admirable article, Die Consolatio Philosophiae des Boethius in the Sitzungsberichte of the Vienna Academy, cxliv. (1902) 1–60. Aeterna Press