Lecture 9 - The Encyclopedists Philosophers who lived in...

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The Encyclopedists Philosophers who lived in the isolated monasteries of Italy, Spain, Britain and islands in the Irish Sea, systematically compiled and conserved all remnants of classical wisdom. This took place after the fall of Rome Boethius (475 -524 A.C.E.) Suffered false accusations because he fought corruption of the Goths. While waiting in prison for his execution he expressed meditations upon his idea fate These ideal came to him in the form of a dream (The Consolation of Philosophy) The Consolation of Philosophy Philosophy comes to Boethius as a noble woman, with keen eyes that suggests philosophy has powers higher than human nature She has no specific age, suggesting philosophy is perennial On her robe appears ( phi, which symbolizes theoretical wisdom) A ladder between these symbols indicates the ascent on the steps to wisdom He is consoled when he discovers no earthly goods and pleasures can give him true happiness… And for this claim he is considered Platonist
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Lecture 9 - The Encyclopedists Philosophers who lived in...

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