Reason and Commitment Class 4

Human beings have to actively involve themselves in

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Unformatted text preview: is not distributed equally): this explains the different choices individuals make ! “Is an ability which needs to be developed, cultivated and perfected. One can get better and better at making choices, just as one can get worse and worse” (Frede, op. cit.): the will as a “mental muscle” The virtues and commitment to the good ! “Human beings have to actively involve themselves in acquiring the competence it takes to lead a truly human life. It is certainly not by their nature that human beings acts virtuously” (Frede, op. cit., p. 16) ! In late antiquity, and particularly in Stoic thought, f...
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