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Tugboat Photos/Aristotle’s Golden Mean

Here is a picture of a little tugboat—

 

Here is a picture of a big tugboat—

 

Somewhere in-between the size of these two tugboats is Aristotle’s Concept of the Golden Mean as described below–

 Aristotle's Concept of the Golden Mean
-- Defect -- BALANCE + Excess +
cowardice COURAGE rashness
stinginess LIBERALITY extravangance
sloth AMBITION greed
humility MODESTY pride
secrecy HONESTY loquacity
moroseness GOOD HUMOR buffoonery
quarrelsomeness  FRIENDSHIP flattery
self-indulgence TEMPERANCE insensibility
apathy EQUANIMITY irascibility
Hamlet’s Indecisiveness  Atticus’ SELF CONTROL Don Quixote’s Impulsiveness

Here is an introduction to Aristotle. 

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February 26, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Would Aristotle have taken into account the smoke coming out of the large boat? Less is maybe more, rather than finding a happy medium.
    JOs76
    http://www.jos76.wordpress.com

    Comment by Jos76 | February 27, 2008

  2. I’m inclined to ses less as a general matter. And sometimes the “middle” is skewed to a status quo that leaves a lot to be desired.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 27, 2008


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