Look at this beautiful clip of Martha Nussbaum being interviewed – surely one of the weirder and more wonderful bits of TV philosophy. She’s talking about the difference between the Aristotelian and the Stoic conceptions of eudaimonia (or a good life): the Stoics claim that the good man can maintain his virtue and happiness in Read more…

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We seem to be in danger of falling into the chasm of David Hume’s Is / Ought argument in our search for a natural Aristotelian ethics, based on the goal of human flourishing, or eudaimonia. Hume famously laid out this argument in his Treatise On Human Nature: In every system of morality, which I have Read more…

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