The Salon - "Virtue: What's the Role of Virtue in Society Today?"

September 26, 2014  |  1:30PM - 3PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Free.

The Salon: A Forum for Conversation

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.

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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
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