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Boethius and the Liberal Arts

A Collection of Essays


This collection of essays by authors in a variety of specialities should demonstrate how, in the Middle Ages, Boethius' texts helped shape the essential concepts of the educated person who underwent a course of the Liberal Arts studies. These essays should be of interest to philosophers, logicians, musicologists, historians of mathematics and ideas and to literary scholars. Not only is each paper written by a known authority in his field, but the collection into one volume shows how closely related these various disciplines were in the principles which Boethius chose as his basis for the Study of the Liberal Arts.
Contents: The Liberal Arts and the Consolatio - Boethian logic - Boethian arithmetic - The Boethian De Musica - Boethius and rhetoric - The Pseudo-Boethian Geometria.