We are living in a society that has access to an abundance of knowledge, but we lack wisdom.
We have been connected to the globe online, but we feel more isolated and lonely.
We live in an age of tremendous economic prosperity and wealth, but we are never content, never satisfied.
A life of virtue is a blog about exploring questions that have concerned us since the birth of humanity. Questions that cannot be answered in a lab or solved by corporations. These are philosophical questions central to human existence:
– How can I live a good life?
– What is the purpose of my life?
– How can be we build prosperous, moral and ethical societies?
In our modern age we have been so focused on economic and technological progress that we have abandoned these philosophical pursuits. Individualism and consumerism are now the predominant ideologies in the West, and this has had immense repercussions for our society. Division and polarization have increasingly become a threat in our politics fracturing our sense of community and social cohesion.
The answers we seek to these questions have been debated throughout the centuries. They are not black and white, but require exploration – a vigorous pursuit of the truth. They require us to engage in rational dialogue with others, to view different perspectives and find areas of convergence and common ground.
This is philosophy as a way of life, come join me on this journey
A Life of Virtue: An Introduction – A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life
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