Philosophy 260 Final Essay Exam

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Religion and god(s) have been a huge part of all philosophy for as long as humanity has had a functioning society. Many philosophers have had attempted to obtain a better understanding of the religion they practice through reflection , observation or some other method. This essay will compare and contrast the philosophical views of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, an ancient Roman philosopher, and Meister Eckhart, a medieval European philosopher. Their views are likely to have many contrasts as they both come for different time periods, backgrounds, and educations. It will likely be, in all probability, more interesting to see were there views of the simplicity and eternity of the divine match than where they differ so we will first examine Boethius views. Anicius Boethius lived somewhere between the 4th and 5th centuries as a roman aristocrat. To be clear Boethius was Christian not a follower of the ancient Greek gods now to his views of divinity. Boethius views are best illustrated in a scenario that he created in 'Consolation of Philosophy' which is; god knows everything about the past and the future as a omniscient being. This would mean that god knows not only everything that you have done but will do as well. This begs the question that if god knows everything that you are going to do or think and all of it is predetermined then even our own thoughts are not free because that is what god led you to think as god already determined what you are going to do. With this

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