Chapter summaries:
Chapter I Philosophy reproves Boethius for the foolishness of his complaints against Fortune. Her very nature is caprice.
Chapter II Philosophy in Fortune's name replies to Boethius' reproaches, and proves that the gifts of Fortune are hers to give and to take away.
Chapter III Boethius falls back upon his present sense of misery. Philosophy reminds him of the brilliancy of his former fortunes.