Course Description for Ancient Greek Ethics
Ancient Greek Ethics
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. In this course we study the origins of Western ethical thought in ancient Greece. Beginning with Aristotle, we will go on to examine the work of the Hellenistic philosophers, who more fully developed several distinctive schools of ethical thought and behavior. While these philosophers are interesting in themselves, they are also important because they formulated the basis of contemporary ethics, both in the questions asked and in the solutions offered.