Nicolas Bommarito
Assistant Professor, The University at Buffalo

Nicolas Bommarito is assistant professor in philosophy at the University at Buffalo in New York. His latest book is Inner Virtue (2017) and his forthcoming book is Seeing Clearly (2020).

Written by Nicolas Bommarito

Visitors take a selfie photograph in front of Girl with Peaches (1887), by Russian artist Valentin Serov at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Photo by Alexander Kurov/TASS/Getty

Essay/
Virtues and vices
Modesty means more, not less

True modesty is not to be timid or meek but a way of being in the world that means you don’t get in the way of your life

Nicolas Bommarito