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.’
Dr. Larry Arnn poses the question in the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course.
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