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Title: Apis, Philoxène, Sardanapale et Smindyride
Subtitle: L'intempérance et son revers dans l'éthique d'Aristote
Author(s): RODRIGUE, Louise
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Filosofie
Volume: 79 Issue: 2 Date: 2017
This study mainly aims at showing that intemperance is a radical vice. The explanation rests upon the characteristics given by Aristotle in both Ethics: intemperance is brutish, slavish, childish, gross, and sluggish, as specific examples emphasize. The second section highlights the importance of the corresponding virtue of temperance, and the concluding section comments on the perfect opposition between these two states.