World Views and Values: Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 4)

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This is a lecture video developed for my online World Views and Values class currently in session at Marist College. In this portion of the class, we are reading, examining, and discussing portions of Boethius' work, The Consolation of Philosophy This video discusses what goods -- or dimensions of the good -- human beings are really seeking in the "goods of fortune", and examines the implications of Boethius' claims that ultimately the good for human beings is God, and that we enjoy that good through cultivation of virtue. The course itself is intended to introduce students without a background in philosophy to some of the key texts, authors, perspectives, and concepts of the History of Ideas, with a particular focus upon human nature, culture and society, and the reality underlying and encompassing human beings and their experiences. Intro music is Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, performance placed in the public domain by MusOpen

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