Sunday, June 28, 2015

on whether every thesis should be examined. Redux.

“It would be superfluous to examine all the opinions about happiness that find adherents. Many opinions are held by children and by the diseased and the mentally unbalanced, and no sensible man would concern himself with puzzles about them; the holders of such views are in need, not of arguments, but of maturity in which to change their opinions, or else of correction of a civil or medical kind (for medical treatment is no less a form of correction than flogging is)…”
Aristotle, Eudemian Ethics 3, 114b29-34


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