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PHH 4121: Ancient Greek Ethics

Course Description for Ancient Greek Ethics

PHH4121: Ancient Greek Ethics

Description: In this course we will 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.