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How did Plato and Aristotle differ in their ideas about the virtue of temperance? Plato and Aristotle's ideas about temperance seem to be very similar. Can you explain how they differ?

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This solution compares and contrasts the two Greek philosopher's, Plato and Aristotle, views on the virute of temperance.

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Facts about the Virtue of Temperance

1. Temperance is the virtue of moderation and self-control in anything, but especially in indulgence in pleasures. Temperance, in the large sense of moderation or self-control, was the characteristic Greek virtue.

2. For Plato, temperance is one of the four ...

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