(urth) Wolfean theologies and the Long Sun
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Thu Feb 5 14:31:36 PST 2009
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM, David Stockhoff <dstockhoff at verizon.net>wrote:
> I wonder about Severian's striving to become good. I am not sure I see much
> evidence of a *conscious* striving. Mostly, he makes mistakes and tries to
> avoid repeating them. Which may be enough.
In my experience, that's what many of us do most of the time (make a
mistake, realize it's a mistake, try not to make it again). Most people
aren't capable of sustained striving over a lifetime--we only manage it in
bursts. "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak".
Oligarchy : a government resting on a valuation of property, in which the
rich have power and the poor man is deprived of it.
Plato (c. 428-348 B.C.), The Republic, bk. VIII, 550-C
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