A Consistent Consolation

True Happiness in Boethius' "Consolation of Philosophy"

  • Allison Glasscock
Keywords: philosophy, boethius, happiness


This paper seeks to defend Philosophy’s account of true happiness in Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy. Although philosopher John Marenbon claims that Philosophy provides Boethius with two conflicting accounts of happiness, this paper argues that she consistently advocates a single account of true happiness. Ultimately, the paper claims that Marenbon is mistaken in his interpretation of Philosophy account of true happiness. What Marenbon interprets as an alternate account of the nature of true happiness is actually a component of Philosophy’s dialectical method and not a separate account.

How to Cite
Glasscock, A. (2019). A Consistent Consolation: True Happiness in Boethius’ "Consolation of Philosophy". Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 2(1), 42-48. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1727