Reading Group

Ethics With Aristotle

 
 

A reading group exploring the enduring significance of Aristotle's ethical thought, intended for non-specialists. The group will start by working through Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics before turning our attention to shorter contemporary works of philosophy that address the topics discussed in Aristotle’s Ethics with the tools of modern philosophy.

The group is open to graduate students in any discipline. Space is limited; for more information please contact Peter Wicks.

Currently Reading

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, trans. Robert Bartlett and Susan Collins (University of Chicago Press, 2011).

Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, I am throwing back the world two thousand years... While we are men, we cannot help, to a great extent, being Aristotelians, for the great Master does but analyze the thoughts, feelings, views, and opinions of human kind... In many subject-matters, to think correctly, is to think like Aristotle; and we are his disciples whether we will or no, though we may not know it.

John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University

 

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