The Key of Peace

The Key of Peace

“Peace is the tranquility of order.” St. Augustine, The City of God There are few words that exercise such a power over our hearts, and our imagination. A few years ago I was giving a lecture at a division-one university, introducing students to some basic points in...
Vulnerable Happiness

Vulnerable Happiness

“That the fortunes of descendants and of all a man’s friends should not affect his happiness at all seems an unfriendly doctrine, and one opposed to the opinions men hold.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle has just argued for one of the cornerstones of his...
If Desire is Not in Vain

If Desire is Not in Vain

“…for at that rate…our desire would be empty and vain.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics The insights of Aristotle never cease to amaze. Assiduously avoiding rash assumptions and unsupported conclusions, he nonetheless boldly makes claims that lesser minds would not dare...

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