2nd Question 3b - 2nd Question 3 (A) What is Aristotle's...

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2 nd Question 3 (A) What is Aristotle’s doctrine of the mean and how is the doctrine intended to help us lead a vitruous life? Doctrine of the Mean There is no mathematics or precise answers for to determine moral virtue. For Aristotle, then, virtue is a mean that lies between two extremes/vices. -Lester says this doesn’t work in some cases, for example drugs, because it is not virtuous to be in the middle of using none and being an addict -Lester also says that virtue is usually closer to one vice than the other (for example, courage is closer to rashness than it is to cowardice) D. of M. applied: Aristotle’s general ethical and political philosophy is one of balance, moderation and harmony. Specifically, his political philosophy is that the best state is a balance between a democracy and oligarchy. Virtuous life? I don’t have anything in my notes about this so I am not sure if Aristotle talks explicitly about it, but I think it is pretty straight forward. Essentially we can use
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