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: The Philosopher

Aristotle: The Teacher

Aristotle: The Statesman

Plato


Plato: The Academy

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Plato: Beliefs

Plato: The Artist

Plato: The Lawmaker

Plato: The Metaphysicist

Plato: The Utopian

Plato: The Moralist

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Philosophy: Socrates

Socrates: The Philosopher

Socrates: The Teacher

Socrates: Death

Ancient Rome

Cassius Dio

Cato the Elder

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Cato the Elder: Background


Cato the Elder: Writings

Cato the Elder: Legacy

Catullus

Cicero

Cicero: Background

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Cicero: Beliefs

Cicero: Writings

Dio Chrysostom

Ennius

Epictetus

Eusebius

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Horace

Julius Caesar

Juvenal

Lactantius

Lucan

Lucretius

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Lucretius: Writings

Panaetius of Rhodes

Philo

Plautus

Plotinus

Seneca the Younger

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Seneca the Younger: Beliefs

Seneca the Younger: Writings

Cynicism

Epicureanism

Neo-Platonism

Varro

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Hellenistic Kingdoms


Stoicism

Zeno of Citium

Posidonius

Rufus

Statius

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Skepticism

Carneades

The Lyceum

Pyrrho

Epicureanism

Epicurus

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China


Social Philosophy


Yang Zhu

Confucius

Confucius: Background

Confucianism

Confucian Classics

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Confucianism: Concerns

Confucianism: Politics

Confucianism: Morality

Confucianism: The Way of the Higher Man

Confucianism: Legacy

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Daoism

Mencius

Mencius: Background

Mencius: Beliefs

Mencius: Politics

Mo-tzu

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Xun-tzu

Zhuang-tzu

Christianity


Christianity

Christianity: Origins

Apostles: John

John: Writings

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Apostles: Paul

Paul: Background

Paul: Missions

Paul: Beliefs

Apostles: Peter

Christianity: Disciples

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Christianity: Gospels

Early Christianity

Early Christianity: Moral Code

Early Christianity: Sacraments

Early Christianity: Ritual

Christianity: Doctrine

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Doctrine: Orthodoxy

Christianity: Creeds

Monasticism

Jesus of Nazareth: Life and Teachings

Jesus of Nazareth: Achievements

Jesus of Nazareth: Final Break

Jesus of Nazareth: Death and Transfiguration

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Jesus of Nazareth: Perception

Jesus of Nazareth: Scholarship

The Church: Church Fathers

Church Fathers: Augustine

Culture: Literature

Literature: Origen

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Literature: Tertullian

Literature: Apologists

Literature: Literary Tradition

Modern Scholarship

Higher Criticism

Judaism


Judaism

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Beliefs

People of the Book

Book of Genesis

Prophets

Jeremiah

Isaiah

Mosaic Code

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