Philosophy is like athletics – theory must be put into practice
Can you learn to be a good person? Just like warfare, athletics or carpentry, Stoics believed that being a good person was a skill developed through years of diligent study, practice and training. In other words, self-improvement isn't just hypothetical but something that can be tested with consequences for the future and rewards for victory. Michael Tremblay explores the ethical philosophy in ancient Greece and reveals why it doesn't pay off to focus on theory.