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(By action of course I do not mean merely physical action: from the standpoint of
the theatre a character who says, I have a headache, performs an action as much
as one who falls off a steeple.) When the plays these authors write fail, they ...
But the end of the artist and the end of other men are different, for the end of the
artist is production while the end of other men is right action. And so the artist's
attitude to life is in a certain way peculiar to himself. The psychologists tell us that
But goodness is shown in right action and who can tell in this meaningless world
what right action is? It is not action that aims at happiness; it is a happy chance if
happiness results. Plato, as we know, enjoined upon his wise man to abandon ...
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