two ends knowledge: the consolation of philosophy

By Nayeli Riano

In “The Consolation of Philosophy,” Boethius is not writing to console us, but to console himself. Philosophy’s role in the work is more than thought: She represents a form of superior wisdom which is easy to forget in moments of strife. Still, for the literary man who has studied books most of his life, like Boethius, this wisdom is never gone and can be recovered.

Two Ends of Knowledge: “The Consolation of Philosophy” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

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