Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday Commonplace Entry
On Monday morning, this weeks entry comes from The Time of Our Lives by Mortimer J. Adler.
The relevant wisdom that moral philosophy has to offer does not consist of specific rules of conduct analogous to rules of art; it goes no further than prescriptions so general that they apply to all human lives, and precisely because the principles of moral philosophy have such universality, they are of use to the individual only if he will make the effort to apply them to the contingent singularities of his own individual life. (p 19)
The Time of Our Lives by Mortimer J. Adler. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York. 1970.