On the Quantitative Doctrine of the Mean

Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (4):445-464 (2013)
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Joe Mintoff
University of Newcastle, Australia
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Aristotle's doctrine of the mean is expressed in quantitative terms, but this has been hard for some people to take literally, its more elaborate versions sometimes being described as “extremely silly.” Roughly two books of the Nicomachean Ethics are permeated with talk of character traits which are either deficient or excessive, however, and the aim of this paper is to examine how the doctrine might meet the objections of its critics
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