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Kennedy on Philosophy vs. Rhetoric

I recently ran across and interesting quote concerning the differences between philosophy and rhetoric as orientations for viewing the world from George Kennedy:

The disagreement between Plato and the sophists over rhetoric was not simply an historical contingency, but reflects a fundamental cleavage between two irreconcilable ways of viewing the world.

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What To Do With an Exceptional Man?

In which Aristotle gets frightening (because people take this stuff very seriously):

Aristotle, Politics 1284b25-34

“But in the best state, there is an important question: what should be done when a man is conspicuous not for some other quality such as strength, wealth or networks of friends but for virtue? 79 more words

The "Arkhe"

Arkhe” (pl. “arkhai“) is an untranslatable Greek word that includes the meanings of the English words “principle”, “origin”, “basis”, “leader”, “oldest”, “first” and others. 866 more words

[CFA] Virtue, Skill and Practical Reason

We’re happy to post this call for abstracts from one of our Summer Session 2016 participants, philosopher Tom Angier.

Virtue, Skill and Practical Reason… 327 more words

Virtue, Happiness, & The Meaning Of Life

Michael Flynn, Intelligence Leaks, and Ethical Questions

When Michael Flynn tendered his resignation as National Security Advisor last week after only 24 days on the job, it marked the predictable outcome of what had become deepening concerns over some dishonest statements he made to the vice-president about the nature of a December conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States and the potential his conversation created for his blackmail by Russian authorities.  542 more words


The value of certitude

Certitude is the most important value in our society considering the entire building of the scientific thinking. Even in Law the proof of a crime must be scientifically determined as science gives much more certitude fir applying the law, considering even the principle in dubio pro reo. 1,099 more words