Aristotle Jousts with The Bard


Aristotle linked
ethics to virtues
But virtues cut
both ways and
lead to binary
thinking






We owe the
destruction
of virtue-based
ethics
to the noble
Bard

"Falstaff: Can honor set-to a leg? no: or an arm? no: or take away the grief of a wound? no. Honor hath no skill in surgery then? no. What is honor? a word. What is that word, honor? air. A trim reckoning!--Who hath it? he that died o' Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth be hear it? no. Is it insensible, then? yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it. Therefore I'll none of it: honor is a mere scutcheon:--and so ends my catechism. 
(Henry IV Part One V, I)"

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