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Plato's Heirs: Classic Essays

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Paperback, 297 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company (first published July 1995)
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Shelves: philosophy
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics - The Aim of Man is happiness (eudaimonia), which is achieved through "activity of the soul involving the use of reason (the uniquely human faculty)... and in accordance with virtue (arete)"

Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery (1901) - A moderate voice of the post-emancipation black experience (cf. more indignant WEB DuBois). Magnanimous response to slavery - blames the insidious institution, not the slave owners. Overriding feeling is one of pity for those (white
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