Monday, 13 March 2017

Quote of the Day: “We aren’t looking for moral perfection”

 

“[F]or Aristotle ethics is not a science. We aren’t looking for moral perfection. ‘In fact, such a life is not possible for man,’ Aristotle states. ‘It it were, he would be a god.’ Instead, we look for advantage and improvement. From that point of view, Aristotle assures us, learning to be virtuous is not that hard. It’s all a matter of practice and learning the habits that go with it.”
~ Arthur Herman, from his book The Cave & the Light

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1 comment:

  1. Relevant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana_fallacy

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