Tag Archives: Virtue

The Integrity of Words

Conscience… Is it real or an invention; A cultural machination to keep everyone in line. Imagination… A playground for thinking; Or a break from reality into an evolutionary decline. Free will… A rope around the neck; Loose enough to turn … Continue reading

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The Scales of Justice – The Luster of Virtue

The luster of virtue excels through justice Awakened in conscience and equanimity Through the release of pretence & wrongful gain Trust in providence; the gift of anonymity Immediately above resides the eighth stanza of nine from my poem titled The … Continue reading

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What is Ethics?

What is ethics and why do we need it? It’s not an exact science and neither can it be successfully used to control or predict behaviour. What does it do and how is it useful? ethics (n.): Reflective and systematic … Continue reading

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Foresight – See it to the end

“For ‘foresight’ (providentia) implies a certain sort of relation to something distant which things that occur in the present have to be ordered toward.” – ST II-II Q49 A6 Foresight is the core part of prudence that enables one to … Continue reading

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Reasoning – Discursive Thinking

If you can come up with 10 good reasons to start something new, then it’s probably worth the effort? The process of thinking up a number of reasons to begin a project is often the easy part, whereas the task … Continue reading

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Understanding First Principles

From my childhood up to the present day, good manners have been second nature to me. Good morning, pardon me, cleaning up after myself, allowing seniors to get on the bus first, apologising for mistakes, waiting patiently in a line … Continue reading

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Plotinus – Ennead I.2 – Commentary

“The Civic Virtues…. are a principle of order and beauty in us as long as we remain passing our life here: they ennoble us by setting bound and measure to our desires and to our entire sensibility, and dispelling false … Continue reading

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