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Oct 20, 2014

“Understanding, also, and goodness of understanding, in virtue of which men are said to be men of understanding or of good understanding, are neither entirely the same as opinion or scientific knowledge (for at that rate all men would have been men of understanding), nor are they one of the particular sciences, such as medicine, the science of things connected with health, or geometry, the science of spatial magnitudes. For understanding is neither about things that are always and are unchangeable, nor about any and every one of the things that come into being, but about things which may become subjects of questioning and deliberation. Hence it is about the same objects as practical wisdom; but understanding and practical wisdom are not the same. For practical wisdom issues commands, since its end is what ought to be done or not to be done; but understanding only judges. (Understanding is identical with goodness of understanding, men of understanding with men of good understanding.) Now understanding is neither the having nor the acquiring of practical wisdom; but as learning is called understanding when it means the exercise of the faculty of knowledge, so ‘understanding’ is applicable to the exercise of the faculty of opinion for the purpose of judging of what some one else says about matters with which practical wisdom is concerned-and of judging soundly; for ‘well’ and ‘soundly’ are the same thing. And from this has come the use of the name ‘understanding’ in virtue of which men are said to be ‘of good understanding’, viz. from the application of the word to the grasping of scientific truth; for we often call such grasping understanding.”

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

blastedheath:

Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Marine. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm.
Oct 19, 2014 / 2,451 notes

blastedheath:

Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Marine. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm.

blastedheath:

Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Marine. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm.
Oct 19, 2014 / 4,418 notes

blastedheath:

Maurice de Vlaminck (French, 1876-1958), Marine. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm.

cavetocanvas:

Maurice de Vlaminck, Poplars, c. 1908
Oct 19, 2014 / 287 notes
fleurdulys:

Bord de la riviere - Maurice de Vlaminck
Oct 19, 2014 / 241 notes

fleurdulys:

Bord de la riviere - Maurice de Vlaminck

blastedheath:

Alexander Yakovlev (Russian, 1887-1938), Still Life with Table. Oil on canvas, 95 x 76 cm.
Oct 18, 2014 / 163 notes

blastedheath:

Alexander Yakovlev (Russian, 1887-1938), Still Life with Table. Oil on canvas, 95 x 76 cm.

blastedheath:

Alexander Yakovlev (Russian, 1887-1938), Penelope, 1929. Tempera on canvas, 210.5 x 170.5 cm.
Oct 18, 2014 / 20 notes

blastedheath:

Alexander Yakovlev (Russian, 1887-1938), Penelope, 1929. Tempera on canvas, 210.5 x 170.5 cm.

quatemases:

Josef Váchal, The Island of the Blissful
208 x 208 mm woodcut
1912
Oct 18, 2014 / 254 notes

quatemases:

Josef Váchal, The Island of the Blissful

208 x 208 mm woodcut

1912

arcadiainteriorana:

Rising Mists, Loch EckLouis Bosworth Hurt (British, 1856–1929)
Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 127.8 cm.McLean Museum and Art Gallery.
Oct 18, 2014 / 17 notes

arcadiainteriorana:

Rising Mists, Loch Eck
Louis Bosworth Hurt (British, 1856–1929)

Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 127.8 cm.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery.

whenyouwereapostcard:

Constantin Meunier Au pays noir 1893
Oct 18, 2014 / 132 notes

whenyouwereapostcard:

Constantin Meunier
Au pays noir
1893