Aristotle argues friendships built on pleasure or utility will not last. The same could be said for America’s political movements. We need common virtue.
Perhaps our politicians can learn something from Aristotle, and learn to pursue a good beyond themselves and for the country.
Justice is every bit as private as it is public. Because justice is about proper behavior in society, it also requires proper behavior as an individual.
Dr. Larry P. Arnn teaches the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s ‘Nichomachean Ethics,’ explaining that he defines courage as ‘the right disposition toward pain.’
Teaching on Aristotle’s ‘Nichomachean Ethics,’ Dr. Larry Arnn says it’s our intentions about a choice that determine whether it is a good one.
‘There are obstacles, temptations and confusions that are in the way, but if you think about it and you keep your soul in order and your attitude right, then you will make better choices.’
Many associate happiness with wealth, prosperity, and pleasure. But Aristotle challenges humans to view happiness as an activity — striving to fulfill a purpose.
A healthy political sphere relies on ethical, virtuous individuals who focus on their communities and not solely on themselves.
What kind of ‘help’ are Americans seeking by spending $10 billion on self-help? According to Aristotle, humans simply want to know how to be happy, and how to be good.
Just as the nature of a chair points toward an end (supporting you while you sit), so the nature of man also points toward an end. But what is that end?
Judeo-Christian principles helped to form our culture, and Christianity is deeply pro-life. Until now, restraining evil as Christianity defines it bound Americans together with a common creed.
As Eleanor seeks to become her best self, she realizes that moral improvement involves self-sacrifice, something she never thought about on Earth.
Scientist, bioethicist, and humanities professor Leon Kass’ new book, ‘Leading a Worthy Life: Finding Meaning in Modern Times,’ offers wisdom for everyone, but it is particularly useful for young people.
The show ‘Invisibilia’ makes the case that we are more responsible for our emotions and responses than we typically care to believe.
We shouldn’t confuse audacity with bravery. Terrorism has long been a preferred military tactic for the weak and the desperate.
If it is accurate to call both conservative Paul Ryan and progressive Elizabeth Warren extremists, does that mean the right thing to do is to average out their ideological differences?
While ‘total inclusion in the community’ may sound good as a fundamental moral principle, running it through the logic machine yields some problematic results.
NBC now enters the fray of award-winning and cult classic shows about resurrected petite blonds with ‘The Good Place.’
It’s tempting to avoid the people who annoy us, who might judge or look down on us. But Thanksgiving is about seeking peace, despite our differences.
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