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Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer

While there is such a thing as excellence in art, there is no such thing as excellence in practical wisdom; and in art he who errs willingly is [the better artist], but in practical wisdom, as in the virtues, he is the opposite. Plainly, then, practical wisdom is a virtue and not an art.

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am

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