Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Messages List

36657

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Simply: right choice is arete, not the accomplishment of the aimed at (desired :)) outcome.  However a genuine choice regarding some kind of activity implies
Richard
6:15 AM
#36657
 
36656

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

HiRichard- Arête,or, as Epictetus would have it, the correct use of impressions, always stops atintention because that is the end in the causal chain of what
Steve Marquis
10:24 PM
#36656
 
36655

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

«Arete was not achieved on the way to the bath because the goal of having a relaxing bath, though an appropriate aim was pursued as an object of desire. It's
Richard
7:01 PM
#36655
 
36654

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Dave: «Arete was not achieved on the way to the bath because the goal of having a relaxing bath, though an appropriate aim was pursued as an object of desire.
Richard
6:58 PM
#36654
 
36653

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 6:04 PM, 'Richard' pmsrxw@... [stoics] ... If what I've argued above is valid, then 1. and 2. above are false. Arete was not
Dave Kelly
6:49 PM
#36653
 
36652

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Dave You said: "'It appears that we failed at achieving our desired goal'."   Here is what I wrote in full context: Dave: «So we have failed in the first
Richard
4:05 PM
#36652
 
36651

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

... Dave: «But can arete be achieved if we are pursuing a _desired_ outcome, or goal as you say?» Doesn't Arete also address HOW we do something? With
ptypes
3:51 PM
#36651
 
36650

Is Bathing one's Body Virtuous or Indifferent?

« 'desire' properly directed only at virtue, a type of 'rational impulse' constituted by a movement of the soul towards something.» And if indeed it is
Richard
8:59 AM
#36650
 
36649

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

... Dave- Unless I misunderstand Richard he means an _appropriate_ aim that is 'desired'. The use of this common English word 'desire', as other common
ptypes
8:55 AM
#36649
 
36648

Arete and Indifferents

This is about a story that took place yesterday I work for a agency that requires us to check in and out, morning and evening. We call a "Google phone ap" And
Richard
8:35 AM
#36648
 
36647

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Dave: «But can arete be achieved if we are pursuing a _desired_ outcome, or goal as you say?» Doesn't Arete also address HOW we do something? With
Richard
Mar 25
#36647
 
36646

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Dave- Unless I misunderstand Richard he means an _appropriate_ aim that is 'desired'.  The use of this common English word 'desire', as other common English
Steve Marquis
Mar 25
#36646
 
36645

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 1:43 PM, 'Richard' pmsrxw@... [stoics] ... I agree that we ought not see as a personal failure something that is due to a factor
Dave Kelly
Mar 25
#36645
 
36644

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Dave: «So we have failed in the first thing we aimed at: a relaxing bath. » True Caveat: It appears that we failed at achieving our desired goal, but only
Richard
Mar 25
#36644
 
36643

Re: A flashcard representation of Stolic practice

Back at the baths we have been splashed, jostled, insulted, and our clothes have been stolen. So we have failed in the first thing we aimed at: a relaxing
Dave Kelly
Mar 25
#36643
 
View First Topic Go to View Last Topic
Loading 1 - 15 of total 36,657 messages