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|Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De Virtue is the strongest shield. - Motto Virtue is a |
sure anchor. - Motto Virtue alone is invincible. - Motto Virtue survives the grave. -
Motto All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous. - Murdoch, Iris
|One can see many men who live happily, possessed and run (indeed manned, |
the way a ship is manned) by women of tremendous will. ... This is of course a
moral problem, since all art is the struggle to be, in a particular sort of way,
|14 Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than |
face the gods. Plato, in Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues, ... Truth is sui generis.
Rozanov, ibid. 19 All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
|Artists enter the history of art at a particular time, and the artistic value of their |
work must be judged in that light, not ... but for the opposite reason that their
circumstances help to fix what is, for them, the ideal toward which they must
struggle. ... Living well, like painting well, means responding in an appropriate
way to one's situation, though of course the ethical challenge of a particular time
... It only emphasizes what kind of questions they are — that they Equality and the
Good Life 259.
|Struggling with Fortune, we should offer ourselves to her in order that we may be |
hardened by her. ... In such passages, one finds additional confirmation for the
Peak-Performance Model of virtuous activity, which implies, in keeping ... unique
form of contesting for a prize, where many winners are possible and competitors
strive to help each other along the way. ... he must first pick a particular sport and
that makes all the difference in the type of activities in which he thereafter
|There is even doubt, by the way, about the circumstances of the ear-cutting-off. A |
German art historian, Rita Wildegans, claims that Gauguin did the ear-cutting,
and that van Gogh was covering up for his friend by claiming that he himself did it
. Vincent ... Yet he was still, de Leeuw writes, a “struggling seeker after God”: “
Whether his particular concern was religious or artistic, he invariably ... Vincent
was not the sort of nonbourgeois, non-Dutch brother to waste long-suffering 180
|Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles Lisa Tessman Associate Professor of |
Philosophy SUNY Binghamton. luck. Were he to have had good intrinsic luck—
namely, were he to indeed have had the potential for great art—but bad extrinsic
luck (and here Williams asks us to suppose Gauguin were to be injured on his
way to Tahiti), his ... while carrying out a specific project can be described as bad
incident luck, while the long-term effect that accumulated experiences of this sort
may have, ...
|At the creation Prometheus stole the manual arts from the gods and gave them to |
man, thus enabling man to survive nomadically ... But when they meet to
deliberate about political virtue, which proceeds only by way of justice and
wisdom, they are patient ... they think that every man ought to share in this sort of
virtue, and that states could not exist if this were otherwise. ... Answers to these
fundamental questions must ultimately be proffered if one is to advocate soundly
any particular ...
|You would like to be told that you are good and that all this difficulty and struggle |
and frustration will give way ... IfI am wrong in writing to this unspoken plea,
forgive me; it is the sort of thing I felt myself at your age, and still feel, and will ...
But it is your misfortune (and also your specific virtue) to have an uncommon
|The next in order would be a kind of sentient life, but this seems to be shared by |
horse and cow and all the animals. ... and the same way with all other cases, the
superiority of virtue being attributed to the function—that of a lyre-player being to
play, that of ... This is the way the arts, too, make progress; for it is easy for
anyone to add what is missing. ... preserving them (both the means common to all
and those peculiar to each single type), and also what are the particular means
by which ...