Thursday, 11 October 2012

PLATO, ARISTOTLE ... AND BENEDICT

PLATONIC CONTEMPLATION AND ARISTOTELIAN VIRTUE: Knowing the good and doing the good

On Sunday 14th we begin to base our monthly discussions on Abbot Christopher Jamison's Finding Happiness (Phoenix, 2009). Jamison traces the history of happiness from fertility and luck, through the fulfilment of our deepest desire, to the classical tradition of virtue. And he warns: "Monastic steps across this territory will involve being wary of signposts that point to happiness as feeling good and will look out for paths that lead to the joy of knowing the good and the delight of doing good."  Heady stuff...

Join us this Sunday at Wychwood Library (OX7 6LD) from 7pm to 9pm.

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