Monday, April 05, 2010

Chess, Morals

Amazing chess set (including hand-carved table) after the illustrations in Through the Looking Glass.

Jane Austen and ethics.
Austen's value system can be thought of as a sphere with layers. The innermost core might be called "morals," the next layer we could call "sentiments," and finally the surface "manners." Morals are the fundamental principles: self-knowledge, generosity, humility, tenderest compassion, upright integrity.

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