Arete’ : The Quest for metaphysical excellence

What is Arete’? How would you describe the ideal human? What traits would this person possess? Think of your favorite heroes.  What are their most noble qualities?  What makes them heroic? Is the ideal the Olympic athlete, with a powerful body and remarkable athletic ability – and the years of calculated training endured to attain …

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Arete: Virtues and Values

Virtues and Values      In the first installment of Areté, we discussed this concept’s origin in the ancient civilization of Greece, and its meaning: metaphysical excellence.  Now that you know what the concept describes, it is time to focus on how areté might be attained. For centuries humans have been divided by philosophers into …

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