Stoic School of Life: On moral luck

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New York Society for Ethical Culture
New York

According to philosopher Thomas Nagel, a lot of us aren't as moral as we might think. We are simply lucky to have never been seriously tested in our moral commitments. A recent article in Aeon magazine discusses several scenarios involving a drunk driver and explores whether we should judge people on the basis of their intentions, the outcomes of their actions, or something else entirely. What is the Stoic take on all of this? A rather surprising one, as we shall see during our discussion. Suggested background reading here. (Image: Ancient Roman bone dice.)