Aristotle was born in 384 BC in Stagira, Chalcidice (now Greece). He studied under Plato after he turned eighteen. He went on to create his own school. He also took on philosophy while learning all important subjects.
He died of natural causes in 322 BC Euboea after making his student Antipater as the executor to his will.
Aristotle's doctrine of the mean was one of his concepts towards ethics. Virtue is key to the doctrine of the mean. According to Aristotle, one uses their own rationality to determine virtue. Balancing excess or deficiency is what the doctrine of the mean is. This means people access virtue as its relative to them. Is there a point of doing too much or is there a point of doing too less? For example, if a person is sad. C…
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