Ethical Philosophy

History of Ethical Philosophy

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The history of ethical philosophy concerns itself with values and right and wrong behavior in the context of those values. It tries to define foundational concepts: good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime.

Our maps of ethical philosophy draw upon philosophers from ancient Greece and Rome, the social philosophy of China, and the canon of Christianity and Judaism.

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Index

Aristotle: The PhilosopherThe Teacher The Statesman | Plato: The AcademyBeliefsThe ArtistThe LawmakerThe MetaphysicistThe Utopian | The Moralist | Socrates: The PhilosopherThe TeacherDeath | Cassius Dio | Cato the Elder: BackgroundWritingsLegacy | Catullus | Cicero: BackgroundBeliefsWritings | Dio Chrysostom | Ennius | Epictetus | Eusebius | Horace | Julius Caesar | Juvenal | Lactantius | Lucan | Lucretius: Writings | Panaetius of Rhodes | | Philo | Plautus | Plotinus | Seneca the Younger: BeliefsWritings | Cynicism | Epicureanism | Stoicism: Zeno of CitiumPanaetius of RhodesPosidoniusStatiusRufus | Skepticism: CarneadesLyceumPyrrho | Epicureanism: Epicurus | Chinese Social PhilosophyYang ZhuConfucius: Background | Confucianism: Confucian ClassicsConcernsPoliticsMoralityThe Way of the Higher ManLegacy | LegalismDaoismMencius: BackgroundBeliefsPolitics | Mo-Tzu | Xunzi | Zhuangzi | Christianity: Origins | Apostles: John: WritingsPaul: BackgroundMissionsBeliefs | Peter | Disciples | Gospels | Early Christianity: Moral CodeSacramentsRitualDoctrineOrthodoxyCreedsMonasticism | Jesus of Nazareth: Life and Teachings AchievementsFinal BreakDeath and TransfigurationPerceptionScholarship | Church Fathers: Augustine | Literature: OrigenTertullianApologistsLiterary Tradition | Modern Scholarship: Higher Criticism | JudaismPeople of the Book: Book of Genesis | Prophets: JeremiahIsaiahMosaic Code


Ancient Greece


Aristotle

Aristotle

ethical philosophy | Aristotle : the Philosopher

Aristotle: The Philosopher

ethical philosophy  | Aristotle | the Teacher

Aristotle: The Teacher

ethical philosophy  | Aristotle | the Statesman

Aristotle: The Statesman

Plato

Plato


ethical philosophy | Plato | the Academy

Plato: The Academy

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ethical philosophy | Plato | beliefs

Plato: Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Plato | the Artist

Plato: The Artist

ethical philosophy | Plato | the Lawmaker

Plato: The Lawmaker

ethical philosophy | Plato | the Metaphysicist

Plato: The Metaphysicist

ethical philosophy | Plato | the Utopian

Plato: The Utopian

ethical philosophy | Plato | the Moralist

Plato: The Moralist

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Socrates

Philosophy: Socrates

ethical philosophy | Socrates | the Philosopher

Socrates: The Philosopher

ethical philosophy | Socrates | the Teacher

Socrates: The Teacher

ethical philosophy | Socrates | death

Socrates: Death

Ancient Rome

Cassius Dio

Cassius Dio

Cato the Elder

Cato the Elder

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ethical philosophy | Cato the Elder | background

Cato the Elder: Background


ethical philosophy | Cato the Elder | writings

Cato the Elder: Writings

ethical philosophy | Cato the Elder | legacy

Cato the Elder: Legacy

Catullus

Catullus

Cicero

Cicero

ethical philosophy | Cicero | background

Cicero: Background

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ethical philosophy | Cicero | beliefs

Cicero: Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Cicero | writings

Cicero: Writings

Dio Chrysostom

Dio Chrysostom

Ennius

Ennius

Epictetus

Epictetus

ethical philosophy | Eusebius

Eusebius

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Horace

Horace

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Juvenal

Juvenal

Lactantius

Lactantius

Lucan

Lucan

Lucretius

Lucretius

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ethical philosophy | Lucretius | writings

Lucretius: Writings

Panaetius of Rhodes

Panaetius of Rhodes

Philo

Philo

Plautus

Plautus

Plotinus

Plotinus

Seneca the Younger

Seneca the Younger

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ethical philosophy | Seneca the Younger | beliefs

Seneca the Younger: Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Seneca the Younger | writings

Seneca the Younger: Writings

ethical philosophy | Cynicism

Cynicism

Epicureanism

Epicureanism

Neo-Platonism

Neo-Platonism

Varro

Varro

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Hellenistic Kingdoms


Stoicism

Stoicism

Zeno of Citium

Zeno of Citium

Posedonius

Posidonius

Rufus

Rufus

Statius

Statius

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Skepticism

Skepticism

Carneades

Carneades

ethical philosophy | Lyceum

The Lyceum

ethical philosophy | Pyrrho

Pyrrho

ethical philosophy | Epicureanism

Epicureanism

ethical philosophy | Epicurus

Epicurus

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China


ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy

Social Philosophy


ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Yang Zhu

Yang Zhu

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucius

Confucius

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucius | background

Confucius: Background

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucianism

Confucianism

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucian Classics

Confucian Classics

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ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucianism | concerns

Confucianism: Concerns

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucianism | politics

Confucianism: Politics

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucianism | morality

Confucianism: Morality

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | The Way of the Higher Man

Confucianism: The Way of the Higher Man

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Confucianism | legacy

Confucianism: Legacy

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ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Daoism

Daoism

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Mencius

Mencius

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Mencius | background

Mencius: Background

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy| Mencius | beliefs

Mencius: Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Mencius | politics

Mencius: Politics

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Mo-Tzu

Mo-tzu

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ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Xun-tzu

Xun-tzu

ethical philosophy | Chinese social philosophy | Zhuang-tzu

Zhuang-tzu

Christianity


ethical philosophy | Christianity

Christianity

ethical philosophy | Christianity | origins

Christianity: Origins

ethical philosophy | Christianity | John the Apostle

Apostles: John

ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle John | writings

John: Writings

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ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle Paul

Apostles: Paul

ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle Paul | background

Paul: Background

ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle Paul | missions

Paul: Missions

ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle Paul | beliefs

Paul: Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Christianity | apostle Peter

Apostles: Peter

digital history of religion in Rome | disciples

Christianity: Disciples

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ethical philosophy | Christianity | Gospels

Christianity: Gospels

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Early Christianity

Early Christianity

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Early Christianity | moral code

Early Christianity: Moral Code

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Early Christianity | sacraments

Early Christianity: Sacraments

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Early Christianity | ritual

Early Christianity: Ritual

ethical philosophy | Christianity | doctrine

Christianity: Doctrine

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ethical philosophy | Christianity | Christianity | orthodoxy

Doctrine: Orthodoxy

ethical philosophy | Christianity | creeds

Christianity: Creeds

ethical philosophy | Christianity | monasticism

Monasticism

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | teachings

Jesus of Nazareth: Life and Teachings

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | achievements

Jesus of Nazareth: Achievements

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | final break

Jesus of Nazareth: Final Break

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | death and transfiguration

Jesus of Nazareth: Death and Transfiguration

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ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | perception

Jesus of Nazareth: Perception

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Jesus of Nazareth | scholarship

Jesus of Nazareth: Scholarship

ethical philosophy | Christianity |  Church Fathers

The Church: Church Fathers

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Augustine

Church Fathers: Augustine

ethical philosophy | Christianity | literature

Culture: Literature

ethical philosophy | Christianity | Origen

Literature: Origen

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ethical philosophy | Christianity | Tertullian

Literature: Tertullian

ethical philosophy | Christianity |  Apologists

Literature: Apologists

ethical philosophy | Christianity | literary tradition

Literature: Literary Tradition

ethical philosophy | Christianity | modern scholarship

Modern Scholarship

ethical philosophy | Christianity | higher criticism

Higher Criticism

Judaism


ethical philosophy | Judaism

Judaism

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ethical philosophy | Judaism | beliefs

Beliefs

ethical philosophy | Judaism | People of the Book

People of the Book

ethical philosophy | Judaism | Genesis

Book of Genesis

ethical philosophy | Judaism | prophets of ancient Judea

Prophets

ethical philosophy | Judaism | Jeremiah

Jeremiah

ethical philosophy | Judaism | prophets | Isaiah

Isaiah

ethical philosophy | Judaism | Mosaic Code

Mosaic Code

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