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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

Book Reviews

Boethius and Batman

A short time ago, I finished reading the late John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces, a hilariously upsetting book. (I say “hilarious” because it is indeed hilarious — one of the funniest things I ever read — but for me, it is also deeply upsetting. 321 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

Jewish Philosophy

The Boethian Wheel of Change....

So those of you that follow me on Facebook you may have already seen this mornings posting, a quote by Botheius, the 5th Century Roman Philosopher, as I waited patiently for the Overground. 370 more words