On Moral (Virtuous) Production

When speaking of the moral realm one must be clear on what is being referred to. One may refer to the set of limits to action that are voluntarily agreed to by the property owners who wish to associate. Such moral reference is hardly permitted in a state. Since the state decides what the limits …

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 …