Intellectual Patience: Controlling Temporally-Charged Urges in the Life of the Mind

In Nathan L. King (ed.), Endurance (forthcoming)
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Abstract

In this chapter, we analyze intellectual patience as a character trait. We look at the contexts that call for patience and at what patience demands in those contexts. Together these constitute our account of patience, though the focus is on patience in the life of the mind. We also consider how patience and perseverance differ, which offers a better understanding of the former and sheds light on how character traits can cooperate. We then consider how to become virtuously patient. We conclude reflecting on some remarks made by the poet Rilke.

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Jason Baehr
Loyola Marymount University
Josh Dolin
University of California, Irvine

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