The Aristotelian Unities

After some “housekeeping” about what is going on with Dave, the discussion moves to the idea of who and what makes a “Hero?” Rick RescorlaWe begin with a picture of a Soldier in Vietnam. What can we glean from the picture? Is he a “War Hero?”

The ancient Greek ideals of heroes are useful, but they have been modified in the modern era with the addition of an element which the Greeks did not specifically consider. In modern interpretations “morality” has become as big an element as the Greek Element of facing mortality.

Dave shares four of his own personal “War Hero’s,” including his Grandfather and friend. A listener shares his story of how his Father became his hero. We close with the death of the Solider in the picture and ask the question, is he a “War Hero?”


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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

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