Archive for July, 2005

Goods and the good

July 6, 2005

[Plato] realized that the possession of goods was not a means of getting happiness, but an effort to make up for a spiritually depauperate life: for Plato, happiness was what one could put into life and not what one could loot out of it: it was the happiness of the dancer rather than the happiness of the glutton.

— Lewis Mumford, 1922