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golden mean
March 24, 2011, 10:34 pm
Filed under: the sweet life, unseen world | Tags: ,

Aristotle wrote about the extremes to which the human character will go if left unchecked.  Reason is the check, and the center column in the chart below is the desirable mean.

–  | PHILOSOPHICAL IDEAL | +

cowardice | courage | rashness

stinginess | liberality | profligacy

spinelessness | gentleness | rage

boorishness | wittiness | buffoonery

surliness | friendliness | obsequiousness

Aristotle, Eudemian Ethics

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