Becoming Like God: An Introduction to Greek Ethical Philosophy
This course investigates key ethical philosophies in classical Greece. After reading several Greek tragedies (representing traditional Greek values), we examine the Greek philosophers' rejection of this tradition and their radically new ethical theories. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle offered different ethical theories, but they shared basic conceptions of goodness and happiness. They argued that we could ¿become like gods¿ by achieving philosophic wisdom. What kind of wisdom is this? How does it make us ethically good and supremely happy people?