Monthly Archives: October 2013

Magnanimity and Christianity

One of my favorite parts of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is the description in IV.3 of the virtue of “pride” or, in other translations, “magnanimity.” And because I teach at The Catholic University of America, reading this section with my classes … Continue reading

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Pleasures and Pains: the right education

Were a philosopher to suddenly jump out from behind a bush and ask you, “What is education?” my guess is that you, like me, would answer something like “imparting knowledge.” Now the philosopher (who, incidentally, is likely to look like … Continue reading

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