World Views and Values: Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 2)

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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 focuses on the theme of the personification of Philosophy as a semi-divine woman in the Consolation. We look at what function this literary device plays in the work -- and what it means for Philosophy to be something personal. 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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