As mentioned yesterday, I’m thinking of starting an investigation into volition and choice. It is said for example we cannot choose to fall in love. What, if anything, can we choose to do? If we cannot actually choose anything what is left of ego.
Starting with Google, sources in this investigation will include:
- Plato’s Protagoras and The Laws.
- Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics
- Paul’s letters in the New Testament
- And the what I might glean from the patristic writers from late Antiquity (Evagrius?).
Any other suggestions are welcome.
I’m off to pick up #2 daughter from her gymnastics class. I have to say it’s a wonderful thing when your kids can amaze you with their accomplishments. For a quite stiff and unlimber middle aged guy the flexibility of young aspiring gymnasts is mind-boggling. I’m bringing the first on the list with me to get started on this little project.