Faculty of Arts

PHIL 304

Aristotelian Ethical Theory


The first part of the course is on modern, neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics, concentrating on its account of right action, moral dilemmas and the relevance of the emotions. The rest is an advanced study of its origin, namely Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, concentrating on his views on what the virtues, rationality and happiness or well-being consist in.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Professor Rosalind Hursthouse


On Virtue Ethics, Rosalind Hursthouse, Oxford University Press, Nicomachean Ethics, preferably the Cambridge University Press or Oxford University Press translations


Coursework + exam


PHIL 304: 15.0 points


Either 30 points at Stage II in Philosophy including PHIL 205 or 210 or 211 or 250, or PHIL 102 and any 30 points at Stage II in Philosophy

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