Virtue Ethics Schedule

Tues., Nov. 4

1. Intro to Virtue Ethics: Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on VE, sections 2a-2d, 3a only: 


2. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, sections 1-4, 7-8, 10, 13. Available in any of these places (or you might find another on the web too; just make sure it’s translated by WD Ross):

You can get a Kindle edition for about $2 on, if you’d like:


3. optional: podcasts on Aristotle’s ethics–you can listen to these anytime this week or next, if you wish



Thurs., Nov. 6

1. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (see above for links to this text)

  • Book II, sections 1-4, 6-7, 9


2. Optional:


Second draft of term paper due Monday, Nov. 10, by 5pm on Connect. Note new due date from what it says on the syllabus–it was due Nov. 6.

See “assignment instructions” for how to write and submit draft 2.


Tues., Nov. 11

Remembrance day: no classes


Thurs., Nov. 13

1. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

  • Book III, sections 5-7, 9-12
  • Book VII, sections 7-9


2. optional:


We’ll be doing peer feedback on draft 2 of the essays on Thurs. Nov. 13, so bring your comments on the essay(s) you reviewed!


Tues., Nov. 18

Later virtue theory

Hursthouse, Rosalind. “Virtue Theory and Abortion.” Philosophy and Public Affairs 20.3 (Summer 1991): 223-246. On JSTOR:


Thurs., Nov. 20

Later virtue theory, cont’d

Nussbaum, Martha. “Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach.” Midwest Studies in Philosophy  13.1 (1988). 32-53.

Term paper due Friday, Nov. 21, by 5pmSee “assignment instructions” for how to write and submit the final essay

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