World Views and Values: Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy (lecture 1)

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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 introduces students to that work and thinker, focusing particularly on the genre of the work, the cultural and historical context, and some of the key themes. 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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