Grad School: Virtue According to Aristotle

I have grown increasingly interested in the portrayal of women in rhetoric and the gender specific definition of "virtue" by classical rhetorician Aristotle. After exploring Aristotle's thoughts of a virtuous man, I will further connect two of de Pizan's texts in order to document the shift in female rhetoric and its depiction of a "virtuous … Continue reading Grad School: Virtue According to Aristotle

Grad School: Rhetoric from Gorgias to Scudery

Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. Last quarter I took a classical rhetoric course that worked its way from Gorgias through Scudery. My university works through the quarter system not the semester system, therefore giving students a very limited 3 months to learn everything necessary in a short condensed time. My professor decided to select certain … Continue reading Grad School: Rhetoric from Gorgias to Scudery

Quote of the day: 9/4/15

"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts."--Aristotle This quote is another reminder that our actions generate actions. Our acts become habits and if we partake in ill actions, things will result in ill habits. Remember this … Continue reading Quote of the day: 9/4/15

Quote of the day: 1/24/15

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." --Aristotle You too can be excellent and excel in everything you do; simply repeat your actions much like waking up and going about your day. Doing this will form a habit of excellence. Make sure you stamp your mark on everything … Continue reading Quote of the day: 1/24/15