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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


Civilisation 54: Boethius (the forgotten one)

Welcome to the ‘Civilisation’ blog series. This is my attempt to categorise some of history’s most famous (and infamous) names. Sometimes it’s serious and sometimes it’s silly. 827 more words

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The Maltese Falcon

It started off as quite the page turner, became a bit tangential then finished up OK. The whodunits are interesting, because you really don’t trust any of the characters except maybe Sam’s secretary, Effie. 203 more words