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 SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER One of the most influential voices in modern philosophy - the author of The Course of Love, Religion for Atheists, The Art of Travel and The School of Life Alain de Botton presents a one-stop shop for solving the problems of everyday life through the wisdom of history's great philosophers 'Singlehandedly, de Botton has taken philosophy back to its simplest and most important purpose: helping us live our lives' Independent 'Few discussions on the great philosophers can have been so entertaining... An ingenious, imaginative book' The Sunday Times 'Witty, thoughtful, entertaining... It manages to make philosophy both enjoyable and relevant' Anthony Clare, Literary Review '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 Alain de Botton has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Find out what Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche would say about the things that bother us all the most: lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius

The Consolation of Philosophy of Boethius
Author : Boethius
Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
Total Pages : 108
Release : 1901
ISBN 10 : 9783849680572
ISBN 13 : 3849680576
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius
Publisher :
Total Pages : 175
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 0674048350
ISBN 13 : 9780674048355
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Composed while its author was imprisoned, this book remains one of Western literature s most eloquent meditations on the transitory nature of earthly belongings, and the superiority of things of the mind. Slavitt s translation captures the energy and passion of the original. And in an introduction intended for the general reader, Seth Lerer places Boethius s life and achievement in context.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius,
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2008-07-10
ISBN 10 : 9780199540549
ISBN 13 : 0199540543
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae 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. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form called Meippean Satire that alternates between prose and verse, Boethius' work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded. The Consolation of Philosophy dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. In England it was rendered into 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 demeanor of the author, and the Meippean texture of part prose, part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy, literature, and religion ever since. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author : Boethius
Publisher : Ignatius Critical Editions
Total Pages : 278
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 1586174371
ISBN 13 : 9781586174378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolation of Philosophy Book Description:

Presents the Roman philosophical and religious scholar's dialogue on the nature of man and his relationship to God and the universe.

The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 096500600X
ISBN 13 : 9780965006002
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author : Alain De Botton
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2001-03
ISBN 10 : 0141000961
ISBN 13 : 9780141000961
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy
Author : Henry M. Rosenthal
Publisher :
Total Pages : 211
Release : 1989
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015014883675
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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