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Practical virtue : from classroom to life
by Michael Roth
About this EXP
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University, discusses philosophy and practising virtue.
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Key point 1
A current question in the humanities and social sciences is how to apply classroom learning to people’s lives.
Key point 2
Philosophy can be useful for developing habits of reflection that lead to a better life.
Key point 3
Ideas of virtue change over time. The capacity to survive suffering wasn’t key to moral elevation in the ancient world, but today the survivor is ennobled in popular culture.
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