How to Be Excellent
by Benjamin Studebaker
I have a new piece out for Psyche on excellence in Plato and Aristotle. You can read it here:
I was really happy to be able to give proper emphasis to the background social conditions that play such a large role in Plato and Aristotle’s work. Many popularizations of ancient philosophy take too many of their cues from the Stoics, presenting virtue as attainable in a vacuum.