On the Supreme Good ; On the Eternity of the World ; On Dreams

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PIMS, 1987 - History - 89 pages
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In the first work Boethius offers a purely philosophical discussion of man's highest good and, in the course of doing this, presents the life of the philosopher as the highest kind of life. In the second treatise, he considers in detail an issue which was much contested by Christian thinkers of his day: Can philosophical reasoning prove that the world began to be? Or does it rather show that the world is eternal, i.e. that it did not begin to be? In the third he offers a highly naturalistic explanation of dreams. Only within carefully defined limits will he acknowledge that dreams can give us any kind of knowledge of future events.
 

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On the Supreme Good
27
On Dreams
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John F. Wippel, Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America and recipient of the prestigious Aquinas Medal from the American Catholic Philosophical Association, has written several books including The Metaphysical Thought of Thomas Aquinas and Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas (both published by CUA Press).

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