Act Naturally

Day 141 of A Year of War and Peace

All I gotta do is . . .

There are some moral norms, some principles of right action which can be understood by unaided reason — that is, by reason unassisted by any revelation from God or the Gods, or divine sources of any type — a knowledge of what’s upright, and what’s wrongful, and that this knowledge is itself rooted in the flourishing of human beings, and human well-being and fulfillment properly understood.


This is the one hundred and forty-first installment in a daily, yearlong, chapter-by-chapter reading devotional and meditation on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. For more information on this project please read the introduction to the series here.

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