Aristotle on (what ought to be) a source of social shame

A great Aristotle quote:

It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs . . .

There’s no shame in not being part of a faith community, but maybe there should be some shame if you have no use for the doubting community.



The above painting portrays Antigone, eyes wide open, leading blind Oedipus through the streets of Colonus (or perhaps out of Thebes).

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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