This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
This is an introduction to moral philosophy using Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as the primary text.
Class 1: Human happiness (Nicomachean Ethics I 1-7)
Class 2: Human happiness (I 8-10, 13)
Class 3: Virtue (II 1-4)
Class 4: Virtue (II 5-9)
Class 5: Moral responsibility (III 1-2)
Class 6: Moral responsibility (III 3-5)
Class 7: The cardinal virtues (fortitude, III 6-9 and temperance, III 10-12)
Class 8: The cardinal virtues (prudence, VI 5 and 13 and justice, V 1, 7, and 10)
Class 9: Natural law (Thomas Aquinas, selections from Treatise on Law)
Class 10: Continence and incontinence (VII 1-3)
Class 11: Friendship (VIII 1-4 and IX 9)
Class 12: Contemplation (X 6-8)
Course materials: Reading materials will be provided free by the instructor.
Homework: A weekly assignment answering questions about the text