Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Virtue Deconstructed

I came across this quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel, the great Jewish thinker.  It is rattling me.

"Greek philosophy began in a world without God. It could not accept the (mythical) gods or the example of their conduct. Plato had to break with the gods and ask: What is good? Thus the problem of values was born. And it was the idea of values that took the place of God. Plato lets Socrates ask: What is good? But Moses' question was: What does God require of thee?"




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