The Consolations of Astronomy and the

  title={The Consolations of Astronomy and the},
  author={S. Dick},
Almost exactly 1500 years ago, the Roman statesman and philosopher Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy, a conversation with Lady Philosophy in which he proclaimed the superiority of a life of the mind over wealth and fame. What does Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, have to offer? Here we argue that astronomy offers us a cosmological worldview within which we can frame our daily lives, providing a cosmic perspective sorely needed in the modern world. Boethius himself exhibited such a… Expand


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