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Excellence and Flourishing

EXCELLENCE AND FLOURISHING By Ann K Johnson   Flourishing is an activity of the soul in accordance with perfect virtue. –Aristole* (note I’ve changed the term happiness to flourishing)   The quote above usually is interpreted as happiness rather than flourishing (eudaimonia), but I want to recommend, along with many others, that flourishing better represents …

Epistemic Humility

EPISTEMIC HUMILITY By Ann K Johnson   Isn’t it frustrating when someone thinks their view point should not involve your input?  When someone thinks they know more than they do?  When someone flat out denies your reality or attempts to completely annihilate it?   If the answer is yes, then epistemic humility is something you …

The Value of Philosophy

THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY By Ann K Johnson The man who has no tincture of philosophy goes through life imprisoned in the prejudices derived from common sense, from the habitual beliefs of his age or nation, and from the convictions which have grown up in his mind without the cooperation of his deliberate reason. — …