Jedi Wanderer's Blog – March 2012 Archive (2)

Thumos! The Spirit as the Source of All Value

My paper on Thumos (Spirit) and how it can serve as the basis for human value, as opposed to Plato's theory of the Good as he presents it in the Symposium

 

Symposium is perhaps Plato's best work, at least I found it so. It is Plato's attempt to describe Love, and through this to explain the Good. He first sets the scene of a group of 7 or so men meeting at one of their houses, when one of them comes up with a theme for the night's drinking - each of them…

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Added by Jedi Wanderer on March 19, 2012 at 8:05pm — 7 Comments

The Heroic Spirit and the Threats to It from Society

The heroic spirit, the will to persevere, is the essential virtue. All else of human value flows from this primary human value. The title of this paper is called "The Threat of Temperance to the Heroic Spirit in the Epic of Gilgamesh".

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Added by Jedi Wanderer on March 17, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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