Friday, February 24, 2012

The Indifference Principle: Roman Style

When we are considering a happy life, you cannot answer me as though after a division of the House, “This view has most supporters,” because for that very reason it is the worse of the two.  Matters do not stand so well with mankind that the majority should prefer the better course: the more people do a thing the worse it is likely to be.
—Seneca in On a Happy Life