It’s common in modern circles to find Catholics talking and writing a great deal about Plato’s dialogues and the “Socratic Method”. The people doing are usually also promoting the “Great Books”–which is always a red flag. For some reason, modern Christian teachers and parents, try to promote “reading” as some … Read more
Many attempt to define amd describe modesty in an effort to enforce personal convictions about clothing and behavior. These efforts are usually lazy and shallow. A sound definition for modesty, drawn from the moral philosophy of Aristotle, would be: Modesty is the fear of infamy. Infamy is the evil of … Read more
Dear friends, I am happy to announce that the full text of Thomas Taylor’s translation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is not available on the Classical Liberal Arts Academy website. Students no longer need to use the old PDF version that has been available thus far for study. I will be … Read more
The following podcast will be enjoyed by students working through Aristotle’s Ethics in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.
A Dog, bearing in his mouth a piece of meat that he had stolen, was crossing a smooth stream by means of a plank. Looking in, he saw what he took to be another dog carrying another piece of meat. Snapping greedily to get this as well, he let go … Read more