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

Word of the Week: July 12, 2016

Word: Nihillistic You Pronounce It: ni·hil·ism Definition: n. 1. Philosophy The doctrine that nothing actually exists or that existence or values are meaningless. 2. Relentless negativity or cynicism suggesting an absence of values or beliefs: nihilism in postwar art. 3. a. Political belief or action that advocates or commits violence or terrorism without discernible constructive goals. b. also Nihilism … Continue reading Word of the Week: July 12, 2016