The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

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Explain the connection between unity and goodness in the The Consolation of Philosophy.

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In The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius, Philosophy personified states that the things people desire are not truly and perfectly good if they are separate. They cannot impart absolute goodness.

Things are far from being good while they are different, but become good as soon as they are one. (book 3)

She further declares that unity and goodness are the same (book 3). This is actually an idea that Plato and Plotinus have developed. Everything that exists abides as long as it continues to be one. As soon...

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