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The Consolation: The Argument of Books I–V.2

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Addresses the argument of Boethius's masterpiece, the Consolation of Philosophy. It shows that Boethius, the author, juxtaposes a complex view of happiness in which it is vulnerable to fortune, with ... More


The Consolation, V.3–6: Divine Prescience, Contigency, Eternity

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Devoted to a detailed discussion of Boethius's later treatment, at the end of the Consolation of Philosophy, of the problem of divine prescience and human free will. It analyzes Boethius's conception ... More


Interpreting the Consolation

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

After looking at the verse in the Consolation of Philosophy and other more literary aspects of it, this chapter proposes an interpretation of the work as a whole, which takes account of the fact that ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, which was written around 524 CE. A striking contrast to Augustine's answer to the Problem of Paganism, the Consolation of Philosophy was ... More


Hegel's Doppelsatz: A Neutral Reading

Robert Stern

in Hegelian Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the Preface to the Philosophy of Right, Hegel writes that ‘what is rational is actual; and what is actual is rational’. This so-called Doppelsatz has been much discussed, with commentators ... More


System

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a very general picture of Hegel's system and its logic. The aim is to provide a view that is acceptable both to commentators who believe that Hegel presents a strong ... More


Introduction

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the reception of G. W. F. Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right. It then provides the systematic reading of Hegel's work, and addresses the ... More


Boethius's Influence in the Middle Ages

John Marenbon

in Boethius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines the vast influence of Boethius in the Middle Ages, in logic, theology, and through the Consolation of Philosophy – in philosophy more broadly – and in literature. Among the authors discussed ... More


Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Joanna Summers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy has long been taken as one of the seminal works of the Middle Ages, yet despite the study of many aspects of the Consolation's influence, the legacy of the figure ... More


Hegel and Free Will

Christopher Yeomans

in Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794522
eISBN:
9780199919253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In addition to setting out the problem of free will as a problem generated by our commitment to the explicability of the world or the principle of sufficient reason, this chapter accomplishes two ... More


Hegel’s Discussion of Property

Jeremy Waldron

in The Right to Private Property

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hegel's account of property in the Philosophy of Right provides the best example of a sustained argument in favour of private ownership which is GR-based, in the sense given to that term. This ... More


Buddhism and the Modern Epistemic Space: Buddhist Intellectuals in the Science and Philosophy of Life Debates

Erik J. Hammerstrom

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Erik Hammerstrom’s chapter examines the participation of Buddhist intellectuals in the early 1920s “Science and Philosophy of Life” debates; he shows how Buddhist intellectuals adopted and promoted ... More


Boethius

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134070
eISBN:
9780199868094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134079.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

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 ... More


King Alfred’s Books: Most Necessary for All Men to Know?

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the list of original works from the hand of King Alfred as well as translations of Latin writers from Late Antiquity. It begins with the king's own comments on his writings and ... More


Monarchy

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of G. W. F. Hegel's Philosophy of Right for contemporary interpreters is its discussion of the constitutional monarch. This chapter first argues that ... More


A Civic Humanist Idea of Freedom

Alan Patten

in Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Explores and partially defends Hegel's claim that freedom is most fully realized through membership in the modern state. It contrasts Hegel's ‘civic humanist’ understanding of this claim with the ... More


Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Thom Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

G. W. F. Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. It is broadly agreed that Hegel intended this ... More


Conclusion

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has argued for a systematic reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. This reading is both consistent with Hegel's own ... More


Property

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by explaining how the section ‘Subjective Spirit’ is related to the Philosophy of Right. Central to this explanation is the development of the free will from one section to the ... More


Philosophy and the Historical Perspective: A New Debate on an Old Topic

Marcel van Ackeren

Marcel van Ackeren and Lee Klein (eds)

in Philosophy and the Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780197266298
eISBN:
9780191872891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266298.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Since the rise of analytical philosophy, the relation of current philosophy and its past is more hotly debated among philosophers than ever. In this Introduction, I first explain the main questions ... More


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