Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

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Noun1.Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius - a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
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Regarding the nature of evil in Tolkien's legendarium, Tom Shippey, John Houghton and Neal Keesee have given thought to the influence of Augustinian and Boethian Platonism.
Building on observations by Tilman Seebass and Marc Lewon, he offers an excellent exposition of the symbolic link between images of the minnesinger Frauenlob and the Boethian figure of Lady Music.
What is stated thereby is that the humanist must simultaneously discover the universal and the particular--we would say in a Boethian sense--as a path to originality.
It is coherent with the Boethian definition of the person ("persona est rationalis naturae individua substantia") and underlines that the latter always exists as a subject of existence and action.
Authors like the Cardinal de Retz, Pierre Corneille, and Blaise Pascal showed in their writing the impress of Boethian ideas from the Consolatio.
4, Fabro notes the presence of the Boethian formula in its title ("Quod in substantiis intellectualibus creatis differt esse et quod est") and the absence of the logical argument as well as of any reference to Avicenna in its text.
As we see below, he often keys these indexes to moments in the text when Chaucer deals with imprisonment, particularly through a Boethian lens.
Accordingly, the Boethian form encourages the inclusion of personal--even intensively personal--material because it uses the concrete particulars of one's life to construct a narrative whose details serve as a canvas on which transcendent truth may be written in miniature.
In "The Gift of Iluvatar and the Power of the Ring," Dickerson considers the nature of the Ring in regard to power and evil, and he raises the important consideration of Boethian and Manichaean views of evil in this regard.
More broadly, the assimilation of Avarice and Honor is an act that expands Fortuna's power, inviting contingency into a spiritual realm that the Boethian and (more apposite) Dantean traditions had deemed safe from mutability's onslaughts.
The present volume contains high-quality essays that will be of considerable value to scholars working within the field of Boethian studies.