That is the question which Comte's first master-work professes to answer.
Traill professes to hold the scales equally.
at Liege (September 1633), with the words " although he professes that the [Copernican] theory was only adopted by him as a hypothesis."
The good man is the perfectly rational or perfect self-consistent man; and that is a full account of virtue, though Kant professes to re-interpret it still further in a much more positive sense as implying the service of humanity.
The treatise was therefore written before the birth of Boetius, if it be not a forgery; but there is no reason to suppose that the treatise was not a genuine production of the time to which it professes to belong.