Sunday, June 28, 2015

on whether all poltical men are political men.

“But in fact the majority of political men do not really win this appellation [being virtuous even when there is no prospect of fame], for in reality they are not political men. For the political man is one who chooses to perform fine actions for their own sake, but the majority of them take up this sort of life for profit and personal advancement.”
Aristotle, Eudemian Ethics 5, 1216a22-27


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