POST 1.2: What is Character?

(the second in a several part series coming out on Tuesdays and Fridays. Regular programming continues.) Start with PART 1 if interested: https://purilib.com/2020/07/24/a-series-post-1-aristotle-becoming-and-soul-art/ What is character? What would you say dear reader? Human character refers not to the shape of the body but to the shape of the soul. I will freely speak poetically for …

The Impossibility of Progress

Says the sage: “Be unwilling to change in regard to the good. Be willing and ready to change whenever the version of the good aimed at shows itself to be inadequate.” Says the pupil: “But I am stuck.” Sage: “Is there nothing that is good to you?” Pupil: “I hesitate to give an answer for …

The Precariousness of Thought

An Argument: P1)Appearances are everything. P2) Reality is nothing. P3)Reality is better than appearance. C) So, aim at nothing. I am interested in how the argument can be read either as a recommendation of giving up or as a recommendation of overcoming. Either one reads the conclusion as the statement of the worthlessness of aiming …