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Nicki Minaj and Boethius

Posted in Friendly Philosophy, and Music

In his Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius defines eternal beings as any one who “possesses the whole fulness of unending life at once.”

That is, a being is eternal, rather than temporal, if it has an infinite life all wrapped up in a single moment.

In “Moment 4 Life,” Nicki Minaj claims to want “this moment for life.”

Now, let’s assume that Nicki Minaj means “forever” by “for life.” On this assumption, Minaj wants a single moment for an infinite life, rather than an infinite life in a single moment.

Somebody should write a paper about this distinction.


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