Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 402: Aristotle

PHIL 402: Aristotle

Generic Catalog Description

Prepares students for advanced work on some aspect of the philosophical thought of Aristotle.


PHIL 402: Aristotle

Julie Ward

PHIL 402 is devoted to the close study of Aristotle's main ethical treatise, Nicomachean Ethics, on central topics like happiness, moral virtue, practical wisdom.  We are also examining similarities between Aristotle's idea of ethics and the theory of medical practice reflected in On Ancient Medicine, a work belonging to the Hippocratic medical tradition.  We will be reading various scholarly articles on these topics in conjunction with the primary texts.