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Monday, October 7, 2013

NoPhi - Section 16, Group 3

Hello, group!

Today we examined the life and philosophy of Boethius via Group 2's presentation. We received a lot of information about his life, particularly the portion that involved him being in jail, awaiting execution, and we also received a lot of information about his philosophy, primarily through his collection of books where he speaks with Lady Philosophy about different aspects of life.

What did you think about the presentation? Did you learn anything new? What aspects of Boethius' life/philosophy peaked your interest the most? Do you believe that Boethius was more Stoic than religious, or vice versa?

Thanks to Group 2 for their insightful presentation!

-Hailey Lawson

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:06 PM CDT

    Abigail Jones

    Thanks for putting up a post! I thought group 2 did a great job and I learned a lot about Boethius that I did not previously know!

    FQ: What was Boethius' full name? Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius
    DQ: What book was most interesting to you that Boethius wrote? and why?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66gmYLtJJuc

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  2. Having read a lot about Boethius, I think he was just an intellectual human being who took upon himself the translation of many brilliant works including Plato's. He was a philosophical man with a stoic view. In the prison he knew he was going to die, and even though his view was stoic he hoped for something bigger, something that would make his life continue when he leaves the physical world.

    FQ: What was Boethius? (An educator, theologian, statesman, and a philosopher).
    DQ: Do you agree with what Philosophy has told Boethius to comfort him in his cell while he was awaiting the execution?

    link: Boethius' top 10 quotes:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3km46z47uY

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  3. Kenneth Cornelius1:00 PM CDT

    My group hasn't posted yet so i'm posting here! I really enjoyed the presentation!
    FQ: What was Boethius most known for?(being a stoic)
    DQ: Did Boethius learn or suffer from his prison experience?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolation_of_Philosophy

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  4. jonathan bogasky1:19 PM CDT

    Good presentation guys. Liked getting to learn about one of the great philosophical works without having to read it.

    FQ: How many parts are there to The Consolation of Philosophy?
    DQ: Was Boethius hallucinating Lady Philosophy or just using her to make his text a dialogue?

    Link to Boethius' top 10 quotes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3km46z47uY

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  5. Anonymous3:04 PM CDT

    Anthony Helton 16-3
    I liked the presentation very much.
    FQ:What religion is Boethius consider a martyr? (Catholic)
    DQ:Why was Boethius trying to revitalize the relationship between the church in Rome and the church in Constantinople?
    Link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k83NopYGRjg

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  6. (16-3)

    FQ: Where did Boethius grow up? (East Rome)
    DQ: Do you think you could just give up to being executed, or would you try to fight it to the very end?

    Link: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/scriptorium/2013/06/the-four-causes-of-boethius-book/

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  7. Austin Duke9:03 PM CDT

    (16-1) I think that Boethius shares a problem common to many religious people: why does God let bad things happen to good people? In this way, I think people of all faiths can relate at least a little to Boethius.
    FQ: What is Boethius' most famous work? (The Consolation of Philosophy)
    DQ: What do you think Boethius would say about the current government "shutdown"?
    Death of Boethius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ApD3KHkveU

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  8. Damon (16-1)
    I thought the group report on Boethius was good. He is becoming one of my favorite philosophers.

    FQ: Who served the Roman ruler Theoderic the Great? (Boethius)
    DQ: Why did Boethius have a conversation with Philosophy instead of God?

    Here is a link on Frank Baum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nwBeiLthB0

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    1. Chelsea 16-19:50 AM CDT

      I like your discussion question about why did Boethius have a conversation with philosophy instead of god. I never thought of it like that. I think it is good that he wrote of having a convo with philosophy because it is all about thinking and questioning things as philosophy does. It's like truly analyzing something instead of saying oh god said this and that and be done with it because he is omniscient . It is good for us to think for ourselves, you never know what you can truly trust. There are many sides to every argument and different perceptions.

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  9. Michael 16-312:08 AM CDT

    FQ: Boethius' philosophy closely follows that of the____. (Stoics)

    DQ: Would you feel consolation in a similar situation as Boethius if you felt you knew that a loving God was looking after you and cared about you even though you were in prison, sentenced to die?

    Link: http://quizlet.com/8742158/boethiusaquinas-flash-cards/
    A quick way to memorize facts about philosophers, not just Boethius.

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  10. Chelsea 16-19:43 AM CDT



    That is one of the most confusing things when I think about god. I mean about the whole part of why there is evil in the world.
    FQ: True or False ? Stoicism can be characterized as being very openly emotional.
    DQ: What do you think the reason is for there being terrible things that happen in the world? Is god omniscient and has a reason for it to happen?
    Link: Boethius quotes

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  11. Taylore (16-2)11:50 AM CDT

    The most interesting part of the presentations for me, was Book II when Boethius is being explained how the wheel of fortune turns!

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  12. Courtney 16-311:58 AM CDT

    I thought group two had a great and informative presentation.
    FQ: Which book is philosophy personified as a woman? De consolatione philosophiae
    DQ: Who do you think Lady Philosophy was?
    Link: http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/boethius.html

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  13. (16-2) I think Boethius is very relatable in the fact that he was a Catholic christian who still was wanting to question different aspects of God.
    FQ: How many sons did Boethius have? (2)
    DQ: Do you think it possible that Boethius went insane when he was imprisoned and sincerely believed that Philosophy had visited him?
    Philosophy of Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw6hS_gy9MY

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  14. (16-2) I think Boethius is very relatable in the fact that he was a Catholic christian who still was wanting to question different aspects of God.
    FQ: How many sons did Boethius have? (2)
    DQ: Do you think it possible that Boethius went insane when he was imprisoned and sincerely believed that Philosophy had visited him?
    Philosophy of Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw6hS_gy9MY

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