The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It
meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. The Salon is for men
and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in
civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest
subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing,
fun, and thought provoking. Next up is:
Virtue: What's the Role of Virtue in Society Today?
According to Aristotle,
happiness isn’t found in pleasure seeking but lies instead in actions that lead
to virtue. What exactly is virtue and how do we obtain it? Virtue and virtuous behavior is usually
associated with good character and moral excellence in our society. We don’t
have to listen to much of the nightly news to wonder if we’re not suffering from
a "crisis of character.” The concept of virtue raises a lot of interesting
questions. For instance, can it be taught as a set of capabilities or skills?
Is it an outcome of moral choices based on life experiences? Can science help
to shed more light on virtue?
Please join us on Friday, September 26 at 1:30 at the Bainbridge
Public Library as we discuss the role of virtue in our society. Here’s a
reading that will help spur your thinking on the topic.More about "The Salon"