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Posts Tagged ‘Temperance’

Part 7: The Virtue of Justice

Part 7: The Virtue of Justice

BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics PART SEVEN The Virtue of Justice The virtues of prudence, temperance, and fortitude are mainly concerned with our individual problems and they help to put our private individual actions in order, relating them to our ultimate end of happiness. We do [...]

Part 6: The Virtue of Prudence, Vices Associated with Prudence

Part 6: The Virtue of Prudence, Vices Associated with Prudence

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART SIX The Virtue of Prudence Vices Associated with Prudence Prudence, along with fortitude and temperance, is a major or cardinal virtue upon which other virtues depend for their direction and perfection. Whereas fortitude and temperance deal [...]

Part 4: The Virtue of Temperance, The Vices of Indulgence, Living a Life of Temperance

Part 4: The Virtue of Temperance, The Vices of Indulgence, Living a Life of Temperance

THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS A Brief Introduction to Ethics BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. PART FOUR The Virtue of Temperance The Vices of Indulgence Living a Life of Temperance Temperance is a much misunderstood virtue today and its modern meaning is a far cry from what it originally meant. It is unfortunate that most people [...]

Will you do this well at age 72?

Will you do this well at age 72?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I retain good health, am rather feeble to walk much, but ride with ease, passing two or three hours a day on horseback, and every three or four months taking in a carriage a journey of ninety miles to a distant possession, where I pass a good deal of my time. My eyes need the aid of glasses by night, and with small [...]

Plato: “Charmides, Or Temperance,” 380 B.C.E.

Plato: “Charmides, Or Temperance,” 380 B.C.E.

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plato: “Charmides, Or Temperance, ” 380 B.C.E. Persons of the Dialogue SOCRATES, who is the narrator CHARMIDES CHAEREPHON CRITIAS Scene The Palaestra of Taureas, which is near the Porch of the King Archon. Yesterday evening I returned from the army at Potidaea, and having been a good while [...]

Peculiar Effects Of The Love Of Physical Gratification

Peculiar Effects Of The Love Of Physical Gratification

Democracy In America, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1831 Volume 2, Section 2, Chapter 11, Peculiar Effects Of The Love Of Physical Gratification In Democratic Times It may be supposed, from what has just been said, that the love of physical gratifications must constantly urge the Americans to irregularities in morals, disturb the peace of [...]

Conversation

Conversation

BY JACK KERWICK We are a talkative people. In this era of mass communication, human beings have never talked more: “social media,” cell phones, texting, email—it is increasingly difficult, almost impossible, to spend much time without communicating to someone or other. However, in the midst of this avalanche of loquacity, a paradox is [...]

Plato: Ethics

Plato: Ethics

BY JOHNATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. The ethics of Plato is an application in practice of the principles which had been reached in the metaphysical field. We know that the soul, which was happy in the contemplation of the ideal world, now finds itself imprisoned in the body and impelled by the pleasures of sense. To give in to these impulses would mean [...]

Being Temperate in All Things

Being Temperate in All Things

A Way of Life, Kent D. Watson In response to the Prophet Joseph Smith’s inquiry, the Lord instructed: “And no one can assist in this work except he shall be humble and full of love, having faith, hope, and charity, being temperate in all things, whatsoever shall be entrusted to his care.” 1 The instruction on being temperate in all [...]