The Ancients on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol

By |2021-01-25T20:53:49-06:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Aristotle, Culture, Plato, Science, Virtue|

Modern philosophy, empirical science, and our social sciences stand mute before moral questions and the human spirit. Let us, therefore, turn to the Ancients for their understanding of alcohol’s effects upon the soul. “What’s this chemical ferment called life all about? I shall be impelled to strong drink if something exciting doesn’t happen along pretty [...]