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The Nicomachean Ethics of
Aristotle - Intensive

Agora Foundation Online Intensive - The Ethics of Aristotle

How should humans best live? 

The influence of Aristotle on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His logic and ethics ideas are central to many philosophies that subsequently formed the foundations of Western ideals. Aristotle believed that ethical knowledge is not only a theoretical knowledge, but rather that a person must have experience of the actions in life and have been brought up in fine habits to become good. For humans to become virtuous, they can't simply study what virtue is, but must actually do virtuous things. He conceived of ethical theory as a field with a methodology that must match its subject matter—good action—and must respect the fact that in this field many generalizations hold only for the most part. We study ethics in order to improve our lives, and therefore its principal concern is the nature of human flourishing. What we need, in order to live well, is a proper appreciation of the way in which such goods as friendship, knowledge, pleasure, virtue, honor and wealth fit together as a whole. We invite you to explore this outstanding work with us.

 

These ten online seminars will take place on Tuesday afternoons, 12:00-1:30PM Pacific Time. All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by tutors experienced in shared inquiry and the Socratic method. Groups will be limited to 12 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 3 CEU credits for participation as requested.  

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This Ten-Week Series is $350. 
Community of Lifelong Learners subscribers
receive a discount of $50 through a refund.
 

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Intensive​ - Dates and Curriculum

Session One: Tuesday, September 14 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book One - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

 

Session Two: Tuesday, September 21 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Two - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

 

Session Three: Tuesday, September 28 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Three - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

 

Session Four: Tuesday, October 5 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Four - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

 

Session Five: Tuesday, October 12 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Five - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

 

Session Six: Tuesday, October 19 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Six - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

Session Seven: Tuesday, October 26 - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Seven - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

Session Eight: Tuesday, November 2  - 12:00-1:30PM PDT

Book Eight - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

Session Nine: Tuesday, November 9 - 12:00-1:30PM PST

Book Nine - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation

Session Ten: Tuesday, November 16 - 12:00-1:30PM PST

Book Ten - Ethics of Aristotle - Joe Sachs Translation