Rotman Institute graduate student, Jamie Shaw, has a new publication in Gnosis entitled, “Moderate Moderation: The Mean of Excess”. This paper argues that Aristotle’s ‘doctrine of the mean’ should not be interpreted as saying that the mean is purely context dependent but, rather, on considerations of the good life as a whole. This is accomplished by reflecting on Nietzsche’s reflections on the importance of the ‘Dionysian spirit’ understood as a kind of spiritual intoxication.

Read more about Jamie and his work here.