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Is practice or theory more important in acquiring virtue? The Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus was asked this very question 2,000 years ago. Theory teaches what we ought to do, and practice demonstrates it. Musonius taught that although understanding the theory behind the action enables one to speak, it is practice that enables one to act. [...]
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