Sentence Examples with the word Right Reason

Do) that acting according to right reason is when the irrational part of the soul does not hinder the rational part of intellect from doing its work.

But in Ethics a man's individual good is his own happiness; and his happiness is no mere state, but an activity of soul according to virtue in a mature life, requiring as conditions moderate bodily and external goods of fortune; his virtue is (I) moral virtue, which is acquired by habituation, and is a purposive habit of performing actions in the mean determined by right reason or prudence; requiring him, not to exclude, but to moderate his desires; and (2) intellectual virtue, which is either prudence of practical, or wisdom of speculative intellect; and his happiness is a kind of ascending scale of virtuous activities, in which moral virtue is limited by prudence, and prudence by wisdom; so that the speculative life of wisdom is the happiest and most divine, and the practical life of prudence and moral virtue secondary and human.

The love of right reason is the supreme virtue, whence flow the cardinal virtues, diligence, obedience, justice and humility.

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Notices we learn that the elder Stoics had approximated to Cynicism in making right reason the standard.