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John Marenbon


This book provides, for the first time, a philosophical study of the whole range of Boethius's writings (except his textbooks on music and arithmetic): the commentaries and monographs on logic, the Opuscula sacra (short treatises on theology) and the Consolation of Philosophy. It also offers a reassessment of Boethius as a philosopher. Boethius, Marenbon argues, was not merely of importance in transmitting ancient Platonism and Aristotelian logical doctrines of the late ancient Platonic schools to the Latin Middle Ages, but was also a subtle and interesting original thinker. In his Opuscula sa ... More

Keywords: Aristotelian, Consolation of Philosophy, divine prescience, free will, logic, Opuscula sacra, Platonism, providence, religious belief, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195134070
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195134079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Marenbon, author
Trinity College, Cambridge
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