Book 1 Chapter 5: Boethius Makes His Final Lament

The Consolation of Philosophy

Philosophy admits the justice of Boethius’ self-vindication, but grieves rather for the unhappy change in his mind. She will first tranquillize his spirit by soothing remedies. Analysis covers some ancient greek mythological imagery, and the introduction of Unity as the ultimate goal, and a quote from Kant on the Moral Law. Bonus Content: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 29.