Category Archives: Virtue Ethics

A Prayer by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

How easy for me to live with you, O Lord! How easy for me to believe in You! When my mind parts in bewilderment or falters, when the most intelligent people see no further than this day’s end and do … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Phrase “According to Their Standing”

Dear Dr. Burke, My name is David and I am a diaconate candidate. ¬†We have just studied Catholic Social Teachings and I was looking for resources to better understand distributive justice, especially with the Holy Fathers recent comments to the … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and the End of Chivalry

“It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just … Continue reading

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The Opinion of the Many

“But why, Socrates, should we trouble ourselves about the opinion of the many, who just say anything that happens to occur to them?” (Plato, Protagoras)

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Good Men and the Reason to Rule

“And for this reason, I said, money and honour have no attraction for them; good men do not wish to be openly demanding payment for governing and so to get the name of hirelings, nor by secretly helping themselves out … Continue reading

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If a Few Only Share in the Virtues…

“Zeus feared that the entire race would be exterminated, and so he sent Hermes to them, bearing reverence and justice to be the ordering principles of cities and the bonds of friendship and conciliation. Hermes asked Zeus how he should … Continue reading

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