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Moderation Is the Highest Form of Greatness. Here’s Why. clipping

Posted on September 14th, 2020

Moderation Is the Highest Form of Greatness. Here’s Why. You can preorder signed copies of my new book Lives of the Stoics here. This is not a political argument. But it says something about our politics right now that the right in America is convinced that Joe Biden is a radical leftist, while the progress...

Aristotle's moderation as a framework for effective leadership

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Aristotle observed that eudaimonia is the highest good for human beings; that which distinguishes humans from animals is our "human essence". That is, we are a rational and social animal, so living a good human life means seeking to know and acting rightly — virtuously — with others. So, how does one become virtuous? Meden Agan (μηδὲν ἄγαν) - 'Nothing in excess’ — Inscription at the temple of Apollo at Delphi Aristotle believed ...

Aristotle's Politics

Posted on October 28th, 2018

How are this and other "Great Books" relevant to how we live our lives? What is good political rule? What does it mean to be "just" within a political system? What problems can politics solve? What problems can it not solve? Notes Summary Everything around you indoctrinates you. Then, you get vehement in your position and unable to talk about them. Argument does not go back to fundamental principle of things. Push back down to fund...