Boethius, “The Consolation of Philosophy”
- Interesting for intersection of classical thought and Christianity (although not overtly Christian, but monotheistic). Would love for Sarah Ruden to write about it!
- Book V, section II: The more depraved you are the less free will you have; the closer to God you are, the more free will you have.
- Long discussion in book V of the problem of free will versus an omniscient God; the two appear to be reconciled by God being out-of-time.
- C.S. Lewis said that, if you acquire a taste for this book, then you understand the Middle Ages (per Thomas Williams, “Reason and Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages” (Teaching Company CD)).