PHIL 225: Ethics & the Philosophy of Man
The Philosophy of Man course considers the nature of the human soul through the lens of some of the most important thinkers in Western civilization.
Students will reflect on the nature of the human person as an integrated being of body and spirit. Special focus will be given to power and role of habit in the cultivation of virtue, forming of the intellect, training of the will, and ordering of the appetites. Each topic is intended to cultivate an ongoing conversation regarding the meaning of life, freedom, and ultimate happiness, both in this life and the next.
Readings for this course include excerpts from the original texts of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Boethius, and Thomas Aquinas, as well as recent, influential thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx and others.
School: High School
Length: One Semester