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.’
‘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.
Statesmanship requires knowing when it’s time to gather your allies, and when it’s time to strap on your armor and wage the battles that need to be won.
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?
How should we view these powerful sensations, and what role should they play in our lives?
Karen Swallow Prior’s ‘On Reading Well’ offers some excellent advice for drawing moral lessons from literature, but sometimes great art proves so ambiguous that drawing pat conclusions is difficult.
The less prone we are to self-examination, the more self-aggrandizing we become in our denunciations. It’s making our society harsher.
It is one thing for a guitar player to not understand the physics of a tube amplifier; it is another for a free citizen to not know the basics of the government he or she is part of.
Here’s a little secret we have to say out loud: Women love the sexual interplay they experience with men, and they relish men desiring their beauty.
While people in developed nations have more ‘free time’ and ‘vacation,’ they do not necessarily exercise leisure in its fullest sense.
In a culture that worships safety, mass suffering reminds us that we are more than mere flesh, and virtue lies beyond self-preservation.
Not widely read until after her untimely passing at age 41, Jane Austen’s works became popular around 15 years later, were all republished in 1832, and have not gone out of print since.
The new ‘Wonder Woman’ film transcends our political moment and offers something—or rather, someone—both inspiring and thoughtful.
The growing hysteria surrounding economic disparities does reveal a real problem, which is the reduced aim of our society from virtue to material abundance.
Try this thought experiment. Decipher what the correct view of morality ought to be and determine whether your moral intuitions are valid.
In his new book ‘The Political Theory of the American Founding,’ Thomas G. West argues the founding fathers emphasized natural rights and the need to actively create the moral conditions where freedom could flourish.
The left can’t offer a consistent vision of masculinity’s proper role in society. So how do we teach our sons to be good men in today’s world?
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