Virtue aesthetics

by Steve Neumann You’ve probably heard of virtue ethics, but have you heard of virtue aesthetics? Probably not; it’s my own coinage, so far as I know. Virtue ethics, in the tradition of Aristotle, is essentially an attempt to define the good life, a life well-lived, to show how one can achieve the holy grail … Continue reading Virtue aesthetics

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Scientia Salon: a manifesto for 21st century intellectualism

by Massimo Pigliucci During the Enlightenment, the Marquis de Condorcet defined a public intellectual as someone devoted to “the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them.” A number of years later, on 13 January 1898 to be precise, the … Continue reading Scientia Salon: a manifesto for 21st century intellectualism