ARISTOTLE
Nicomachean Ethics
Table of Virtues and Vices

 

 Plato and Aristotle, Raphael
The School of Athens, Vatican Mus.

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ARISTOTLE'S NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
T
ABLE of VIRTUES AND VICES


SPHERE OF ACTION OR FEELING

EXCESS

MEAN

DEFICIENCY

Fear and Confidence

Rashness

Courage

Cowardice

Pleasure and Pain

Licentiousness/Self-indulgence

Temperance

Insensibility

Getting and Spending
(minor)

Prodigality

Liberality

Illiberality/Meanness

Getting and Spending
(major)

Vulgarity/Tastelessness

Magnificence

Pettiness/Niggardliness

Honour and Dishonour
(major)

Vanity

Magnanimity

Pusillanimity

Honour and Dishonour
(minor)

Ambition/empty vanity

Proper ambition/pride

Unambitiousness/undue humility

Anger

Irascibility

Patience/Good temper

Lack of spirit/unirascibility

Self-expression

Boastfulness

Truthfulness

Understatement/mock modesty

Conversation

Buffoonery

Wittiness

Boorishness

Social Conduct

Obsequiousness

Friendliness

Cantankerousness

Shame

Shyness

Modesty

Shamelessness

Indignation

Envy

Righteous indignation

Malicious enjoyment/Spitefulness

 

 

 

Taken from p. 104 of translation by J.A.K. Tomson

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