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Single Idea 3049

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / f. The Mean]

Full Idea

The chief good is to live in perfect indifference to all those things which are of an intermediate character between virtue and vice.

Gist of Idea

The chief good is indifference to what lies midway between virtue and vice


report of Ariston (fragments/reports [c.250 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 07.2.1

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.318