Freedom is Goodness Made Fruitful

From D. C. Schindler’s, Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty:

“The reason Aristotle, like Plato, subordinates the statesman to the philosopher is that the essence of strictly political freedom is to receive, and so pass on, a goodness that transcends both the individual and the polis, because it transcends all things simply. Freedom in its specifically political form thus reflects the same sense that resonates in contemplation and genuine action, as expressed in the virtue of liberality: a coincidence of giving and receiving, which creatively receives what is good ‘from above’ and passes it on to others. Once again, freedom is goodness made fruitful.”

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