Ch 30: Ancient Greek Views on Ethics

About This Chapter

View our entertaining video lessons in this chapter to learn about the ethical systems of the ancient Greeks. Quizzes accompany each lesson for you to test your knowledge of the material.

Ancient Greek Views on Ethics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The ancient Greeks had a profound impact on the philosophical study of ethics. This chapter examines different ethical systems and influential philosophers of ancient Greece. Use the multiple-choice lesson quizzes to assess your grasp of the covered concepts. If you have trouble with a topic, feel free to contact an instructor with any questions. The video lessons will teach you the answers to questions like:

  • What did Plato discuss in Euthyphro?
  • How did Thucydides view ethics?
  • What did Aristotle believe according to Nicomachean Ethics?
  • Who was Socrates?

Video Objective
Socrates: Life, Death and Philosophy Learn about the life and belief system of Socrates.
Euthyphro & Plato's Beliefs on Ethics Discuss Plato's beliefs on ethics and examine his work 'Euthyphro.'
Schools of Philosophy in Antiquity: Cynics, Epicureans & Stoics Differentiate between three schools of philosophy in antiquity.
Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Summary & Analysis Study 'Nicomachean Ethics' by Aristotle and take a look at his beliefs on ethics, personal morality and the ends of human life.
Thucydides' Views on Ethics & Political Realism Get to know Thucydides and learn why he is called the 'Father of Political Realism.'

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