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Philosophical Root of Moderation Discourse in Iran’s Eleventh Presidential Election

Jafari Leila, Alihosseini Ali and Emamjomehzadeh Seyyedjavad
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Jafari Leila: PHD Student, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Department of Political Science, University of Isfahan
Alihosseini Ali: Associate Professor, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Department of Political Science, University of Isfahan
Emamjomehzadeh Seyyedjavad: Associate Professor, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Department of Political Science, University of Isfahan

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 2018, vol. 9, issue 1, 149-154

Abstract: Moderation was a triumphant discourse of Iran's eleventh presidential election. It’s a new attitude in the political realm and most of the movements relate themselves to it and each one interprete their actions according to moderation. For clarifying this ambiguous trend, we should refer to its philosophical root. It seems that Aristotle is the first one who represented this theory. In fact, moderation is one of the main principles of Aristotelian ethics. Understanding this concept requires understanding the basic concepts of the intellectual and moral theory of Aristotle. Moderation is the center of his theory of virtue. According to this principle, all the moral virtues are intermediates and excess, and defects in the actions and emotions cause moral vices. This theory could be the best way to pass excess and deficiencies in Iran's political sphere.

Keywords: Aristotle's ethics; moderation; virtue; excess; deficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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