The Virtue in Discretion: Ethics, Justice, and Why Judges Must Be Students of the Soul


When Aristotle thought about what might be the highest good for humanity, one of his very first conclusions was that the road to virtue, was politics. Needless to say, this appears a position of almost laughable in a world where vice seems a prerequisite to public office; however, there may still be something not quite ridiculous in the idea that ethics, when present, receives its fullest expression through public service.

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