Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Against the Unity of the Virtues [via Thoughts Arguments and Rants]

"It is the purpose of this paper to re-examine the question of the unity of the virtues. I will show that the answer to it depends crucially on one’s conceptions of the virtues. On a strong conception, the virtues are indeed unified – but we have no reason to accept this strong conception of virtue, and good reason to reject it. On a weaker, more plausible, view of the virtues, they are not unified: it is perfectly possible to have one virtue and not another."

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Resisting the Stoics on Anger -

"I have a deep resistance to the Stoic extirpation of the passions in public life. I think that anger is perfectly justified, but that it should be moderated. Let me give an example..."

Saturday, November 15, 2003

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