Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

What is the primary example Aristotle uses of the intemperate person?


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Aristotle looks to children as his primary example of those who are over-indulgent and intemperate, since they tend to be dominated by their appetites for pleasure. Here is a small taste of Aristotleā€™s philosophy of education, in which the child is brought up by a tutor to regulate her pleasures from the beginning of her life.