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Cicero: On Fate: & Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy IV.5-7 and V


Cicero and Boethius did more than anyone else to transmit the insights of Greek philosophy to the Latin culture of Western Europe which has played so influential a part in our civilisation to this day. Cicero's treatise On Fate (De Fato), though surviving only in a fragmentary and mutilated state, records contributions to the discussion of a central philosophical issue, that of free will and determinism, which are comparable in importance to those of twentieth-century philosophers and indeed sometimes anticipate them. Study of the treatise has been hindered by the lack of a combined Latin text ... More

Keywords: Cicero, Boethius, Greek philosophy, free will, determinism, divine foreknowledge, human freedom

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Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780856684760
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856684760.001.0001
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