Historical Approaches to Understanding Morality


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Which of these is not one of the primary foundations of Western morality?

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1. What is virtue?

2. According to the cynics, what defined the moral life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be examined on vital subjects such as Western morality, virtue, the moral life, and why humans are on Earth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To elaborate, we'll ask you about:

  • Western morality's key foundations
  • The definition of virtue
  • A cynic's view on moral life
  • What the hedonists focused on
  • The main purpose of humans, according to Aristotle

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concepts of virtue and morality in this context
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding Aristotle's view of human life and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the outlooks of cynics, hedonists, and Western morality

Additional Learning

Take another step in learning about these concepts when you watch our corresponding video lesson called Historical Approaches to Understanding Morality. This tool goes over:

  • Moral systems of the Western world
  • Teachings in the ancient Greek schools of philosophy
  • The importance of the Peripatetic school