[lit-ideas] Re: Definition(s) of Virtue

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 16:30:39 -0500

Mike: Wait, a minute, I say to myself, aren't these the same guys who . . . ?

Sounds like a gaggle of ring-fingered, medallion-wearing, hairy-chested types pulled from the casino of a cruise ship--to lecture on epistemology in Erewhon.

There were decent guys among this lot. We wouldn't have Plutarch's _Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans_ if there weren't an interest in virtue here. For example, Socrates (excluding Brecht's account in "Socrates Wounded") was a virtuous soldier in the battle of Marathon.

C'mon, a first big step away from Mesopotamian Sky God madness: can't be all that bad.

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