Steering the middle course

-One philosophers attempt to “steer the middle course between two extremes” is another guy’s muddle, or attempt to have it both ways, or failure to follow though on his principles.

-What does it come to other than “the middle position is right, if it is”? It would be different if the middle were a synthesis, or a transcendence of two extremes.

-Perhaps it’s the sense that we are all approximating an ideal, and so truth will be an average. ¬†Still, this is overly optimistic. There will always be other ways of eliminating extremes, say, negating the genus they both belong to.


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