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"...a master of any art avoids excess and defect, but seeks the intermediate and chooses this--the intermediate not in the object, but relative to us" (Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, II.6, 1106b4-5).

Nicomachean Ethics



384 BCE – 322 BCE

Like his teacher Plato, Aristotle (384–322 BCE) made an important, far-reaching, and lasting mark on philosophy. Born in the Macedeonian region, Aristotle left for Athens in his teens to study with Plato. After marrying and having a daughter, Aristotle was called to the Macedonian capital to tutor the king’s teenage son, the future Alexander the Great.


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