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23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 1. Deontology
'Enkrateia' (control) means abiding by one's own calculations [Aristotle]
     Full Idea: The continent man (controlled, 'enkratic') is identical with one who tends to abide by his own calculation.
     From: Aristotle (Nichomachean Ethics [c.334 BCE], 1145b09)
     A reaction: The point is that this is NOT virtue, even though it results in doing the right thing. In such an 'enkratic' (controlled) person the reason is in a healthy state, but the desires, emotions and pleasures are badly trained.