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Tuesday 19 July 2011

For Aristotle, asceticism and hedonism were extreme expressions of “ … a ‘natural’ affinity for pleasure and an aversion to pain …” A man’s pursuit of honour for self, and the State, could therefore be rationalised as obeying the laws … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21 June 2011

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to … Continue reading

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Monday 13 June

He who has overcome his fears shall be truly free. Aristotle.

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