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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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