JONATHAN EVANS, "The Boethian
Solution to the Problem of Future Contingents and Its Unorthodox Rivals.
As is apparent from the comparison, in Aquinas' commentary on Job, between the steadfastly rational Job and the imprisoned Boethius, the 'intertextual pairing' of these works became a medieval commonplace, and Astell argues compellingly for the transmission of epic truth, in its Boethian
and Joban manifestations, through a range of medieval and Renaissance literature from hagiographic, amatory and chivalric romances to Milton's 'heroic trilogy' of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes.
In his commentary on this Boethian
text, Thomas has reached the point where he finds Boethius distinguishing between esse and "that which is" no longer merely in the order of intentions, but in the order of reality.
It is regrettable that Powell fails to give a comprehensive interpretation of the Melibeus story, including its literary structure in relation to its ethical and philosophical themes (the Boethian
influence would merit discussion, even if direct citations are lacking).
The concluding tenth chapter summarizes the evidence concerning the Aristotelian, Arabic, Boethian
, and Dionysian sources of Thomas's doctrine; isolates the doctrine's epistemological, ontological, anthropological, and theological "motifs"; criticizes L.
The Remede de Fortune, for example, has been analysed as a recasting of Boethian
philosophy in the guise of the Roman de la Rose; the Fonteinne amoureuse and Jugement dou roy de Navarre have been linked to the tradition of the speculum principum.
(and Thomistic) solution denies that God knows what we will do before we do it by denying that God's beliefs are in time.
Davenport charts bird poems through the fifteenth century, examining the extent to which Chaucer's bird poems determined the development of the genre; Julia Boffey investigates the Chaucerian and Boethian
background to The Kingis Quair to suggest how the poem might be received as a |newe thinge'.
257) takes us to an understanding of authorial control, one which |may be usefully analogized to Boethian
It is in this first sense of quoad nos that Aquinas appears to be an heir to the Boethian
Additionally, throughout the Testament Usk draws extensively on Chaucer's Boece and expands through his self-narrator upon the reformulations in Troilus and Criseyde of key Boethian
This last group interests Cavallo most, and, whether one entirely accepts the Boethian
framework or not, her careful demonstration of the positive value of love in their relationships convincingly shows the strong presence of "marriage, friendship, family, and conversion" in the poem (137).