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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 [...]

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