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The Art Of Virtue

Author : Benjamin Franklin
ISBN : 9780359939176
Genre : Self-Help
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Advice on living a virtuous life, from one of America's Founding Fathers.Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had "conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection... and] wished to live without committing any fault at any conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into." Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin's essay "Art of Virtue," read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more.An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.
Category: Self-Help

Benjamin Franklin And The Science Of Virtue

Author : Kevin Slack
ISBN : 9781580465632
Genre : History
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A thorough examination of Benjamin Franklin's works on philosophy and politics, arguing that Franklin was a philosopher of natural right.
Category: History

Summa Theologiae Volume 23 Virtue

Author : W. D. Hughes
ISBN : 0521029317
Genre : Religion
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Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Living

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9780062273765
Genre : Philosophy
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Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.
Category: Philosophy

Reforming The Art Of Living

Author : Rico Vitz
ISBN : 9783319052816
Genre : Philosophy
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Descartes’s concern with the proper method of belief formation is evident in the titles of his works—e.g., The Search after Truth, The Rules for the Direction of the Mind and The Discourse on Method of rightly conducting one’s reason and seeking the truth in the sciences. It is most apparent, however, in his famous discussions, both in the Meditations and in the Principles, of one particularly noteworthy source of our doxastic errors—namely, the misuse of one’s will. What is not widely recognized, let alone appreciated and understood, is the relationship between his concern with belief formation and his concern with virtue. In fact, few seem to realize that Descartes regards doxastic errors as moral errors and as sins both because such errors are intrinsically vicious and because they entail notably deleterious social consequences. Reforming the Art of Living seeks to rectify this rather common oversight in two ways. First, it aims to elucidate the nature of Descartes’s account of virtuous belief formation. Second, it aims both (i) to illuminate the social significance of Descartes’s philosophical program as it relates to the understanding and practice not of science, but of religion and (ii) to develop a kind of Leibnizian critique of this aspect of his program. More specifically, it aims to show that Descartes’s project is “dangerous,” insofar as it is subversive not only of traditional Christianity but also of other traditional forms of religion, both in theory and in practice.
Category: Philosophy

Can Virtue Make Us Happy

Author : Otfried Höffe
ISBN : 9780810125452
Genre : Philosophy
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The author of Economic Citizen, State Citizen, World Citizen explores whether one can be happy and free and still be moral, first exploring the various definitions happiness can have before analyzing how moral actions affect happiness.
Category: Philosophy

Machiavelli S Virtue

Author : Harvey C. Mansfield
ISBN : 0226503720
Genre : Political Science
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Uniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, Machiavelli's Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics. Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli's politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modern and diverse institutions as the impersonal state and the energetic executive. Accessible and elegant, this groundbreaking interpretation explains the puzzles and reveals the ambition of Machiavelli's thought. "The book brings together essays that have mapped [Mansfield's] paths of reflection over the past thirty years. . . . The ground, one would think, is ancient and familiar, but Mansfield manages to draw out some understandings, or recognitions, jarringly new."—Hadley Arkes, New Criterion "Mansfield's book more than rewards the close reading it demands."—Colin Walters, Washington Times "[A] masterly new book on the Renaissance courtier, statesman and political philosopher. . . . Mansfield seeks to rescue Machiavelli from liberalism's anodyne rehabilitation."—Roger Kimball, The Wall Street Journal
Category: Political Science

The Virtues And Vices In The Arts

Author : Shawn R. Tucker
ISBN : 9781630878467
Genre : Philosophy
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The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, greed, and lust. The seven virtues are prudence, fortitude, temperance, justice, faith, hope, and love. This book brings all of them together and for the first time lays out their history in a collection of the most important philosophical, religious, literary, and art-historical works. Starting with the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian antecedents, this anthology of source documents traces the virtues-and-vices tradition through its cultural apex during the medieval era and then into their continued development and transformation from the Renaissance to the present. This anthology includes excerpts of Plato's Republic, the Bible, Dante's Purgatorio, and the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and C. S. Lewis. Also included are artworks from medieval manuscripts; paintings by Giotto, Veronese, and Paul Cadmus; prints by Brueghel; and a photograph by Oscar Rejlander. What these works show is the vitality and richness of the virtues and vices in the arts from their origins to the present. You can continue this book's conversation by visiting There you can join conversations, find out more, and meet other scholars and artists interested in this vibrant tradition.
Category: Philosophy

Benjamin Franklin S Printing Network

Author : Ralph Frasca
ISBN : 0826264921
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Explores Benjamin Franklin's network of partnerships and business relationships with printers. His network altered practices in both European and American colonial printing trades by providing capital and political influence to set up working partnerships with James Parker, Francis Childs, Benjamin Mecom, Benjamin Franklin Bache, David Hall, Anthony Armbruster, and others"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Biography & Autobiography