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Philosophic Ramblings (Part I): Morality and Society

The study of the nature of reality leads to the Medieval argument (conflict) between Realists and Nominalists. I will defer further discussion on that controversy for now, and instead, deal with more contemporary philosophies. Pragmatism or Idealism Existentialism was a great philosophy for the 20th century in the same fashion that Stoicism was for the …

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On the Moral Virtues and Evolving Professional Ethics: A Message to Physicians by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The Cardinal Virtues It has been written by the great thinkers of the Western intellectual tradition that the chief moral virtues — the four cardinal virtues — are courage (or fortitude), temperance, justice, and prudence. According to the modern philosopher Mortimer J . Adler, the four cardinal virtues are the virtues which constitute the moral …

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