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Temperance, Moderation, and the Golden Mean

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  • Richard
    Thanks again TheophileEscargot How does one define, delimit, or contrast these concepts • Temperance • Moderation • Golden Mean Within Stoicism? When do
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      Thanks again
      TheophileEscargot

      How does one define, delimit, or contrast these concepts

      • Temperance
      • Moderation
      • Golden Mean

      Within Stoicism?

      When do they apply?
      When do they NOT apply?


      TheophileEscargot:

      «So one difference between Stoicism and Aristotelianism is that Aristotelians hold to the doctrine of the Golden Mean, and Stoics do not.»

      Also see
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      stoics : Message: Temperance in Stoicism

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stoics/message/24100?var=1

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      stoics : Message: Temperance in Stoicism - Groups - Yahoo!
      groups.yahoo.com/group/stoics/.../24100...
      Mar 11, 2009 ... This passage shows that the Stoics did not define temperance in terms of feelings but in terms of ...

      And:
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      Stoics on the passions
      http://people.wku.edu/jan.garrett/stoa/seddon2.htm

      The Stoics on why we should strive to be free of the passions ... sufficient for living well; and such a person will display the four traditional 'primary' virtues of temperance, justice, courage and wisdom

      «For the Stoics, then, all passion is inappropriate because having any passion can occur only in the circumstance that the agent has an attachment to something that can be only properly preferred or dispreferred. Getting or preserving what is preferred cannot constitute a good, and getting or enduring what is dispreferred cannot constitute a harm.»

      «and such a person will display the four traditional ‘primary’ virtues of temperance, justice, courage and wisdom. In all circumstances and at all times, when it is appropriate, such a person will act with self-restraint, will be just towards others, will face difficult or painful situations with courage, and will choose their activities and carry them out wisely.»
      Regards, Richard
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      Every definition is dangerous.
      ~ Desiderius Erasmus
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