Ancient Philosophy 38 (1):167-185 (2018)

Jonathan Evans
University of Indianapolis
Contemporary work on Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy often overlooks a discussion in CP.V.3 of a Peripatetic strategy for dissolving theological fatalism. Boethius’ treatment of this strategy and the lesson it provides about divine foreknowledge requires a reorientation of our understanding of the Consolation text. The result is that it is not foreknowledge nor any other temporally-conditioned knowledge that motivates Boethian concern but divine knowledge simpliciter.
Keywords Boethius  Fatalism  Divine Foreknowledge  Neo-Platonism  Alexander of Aphrodisias
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ISBN(s) 0740-2007
DOI 10.5840/ancientphil201838110
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