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On the solace to be found within literature

Our thoughts are with those who are suffering at this time.

Book coasters is not the venue for suggestions concerning methods of directly helping those affected, although they are many, and Googleable. 266 more words

Book Reviews

A most satisfying book: Boethius ,a Consolation of Philosophy

Boetius de philosophico consolatu, siue, De consolatio[n]e philosophi[a]e

Edward Gibbon  in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire  stated that  A consolation of Philosophy… 1,127 more words

Rare Books

Padua, Parma, and Pavia

Apparently we only venture out to towns that start with P.  Strange, but so far, true.  Really though, we’ve been enjoying the sights in smaller towns and as Catholics, the Basilicas that are home to the relics and remains of some pretty major saints. 1,122 more words


Book Review: The Consolation of Philosophy - By Boethius

It seems to be a trend in history that the most moving texts are written in prison while awaiting execution and Boethius’ The Consolation of Philosophy… 813 more words


Slight Of Hand Does Not a Theory Make

This next view of foreknowledge reminds me of your own, though it is not quite precisely the same. This view, called Molinism, holds that God knows all the possible choices a free agent will make in any given circumstance in time. 1,659 more words

CS Lewis

Essay: on Boethius’ Gifts of Fortune, Philosophy, and Reason

Contemplative Nature of Humankind:

on Boethius’ Gifts of Fortune, Philosophy, and Reason

by A.D. Shaffer

{Graduate Studies; originally written for Humanities 520 Fall 2014}

Who better to offer guidance than real aspects of human nature? 748 more words


Is It Reason or Revelation?

By N.S. Palmer

Apart from goofy statements made by individual philosophers, philosophy has a pretty good reputation. It uses logic, cites evidence, and presents comprehensible arguments that you can accept or reject on their merits. 638 more words