Aristotle

Becoming Good Men

Becoming Good Men

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Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322) said it is our task to become good men, or to achieve the highest human good. But is that enough? How do we attain goodness without a sense of purpose or belief that there is something more?  For centuries, when large parts of the earth…

Musing On Music

Musing On Music

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Architecture, literature and philosophy are integral to the intellectual and artistic life of every society in every age, with its spirit expressed through its music Modern technology is a wonderful thing. Just love it. There are no boundaries about how we enjoy our favourite music or where, because we can…

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

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From the 5th to the 15th centuries in Europe monastic orders and Christian mysticism flourished. Italy’s painter and architect Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael) (1483-1520), in a work known as the School of Athens (1508-1511) depicted the two worlds of Christianity and paganism facing each other as equals. The ‘pagan…

True Nobility

True Nobility

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Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Europe many writers were in agreement that the origins of true nobility lay in the pursuit of wisdom and virtue. Ancient Greek philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great Aristotle indicated that the eternal pattern of a good life, one which leading schools…

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

Rhetoric – The Art of Persuasion is a Cultural Imperative

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Words well delivered can be loaded up with many meanings, both positive and negative. They can infiltrate and influence our thoughts, our ideas, and opinions because words are how the world works. The style of life words have produced is what we enjoy in Australia today. Many have died to protect those rights and our liberty under the law.

Liberty

Liberty

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Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) said it is our task to become good men, or achieve the highest human good. But is that enough? How do we attain goodness without a sense of purpose or belief there is something more?  For centuries, when large parts of the earth were dominated…