Theology & Philosophy

Character and Responsibility in Ancient China and Greece


Ancient Greek moral philosophy and Chinese moral philosophy are both anchored in reflections about character and social roles, particularly responsibilities and priorities. By juxtaposing these practical ethical debates from different world perspectives, conferees considered perennial questions of character formation and personal responsibility.


Conference Readings

Ivanhoe, Philip J. and Bryan W. Van Norden, eds. Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 2005.

Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Translated by C. D. C Reeve. 2014: Hackett Publishing, 2014.

Plato. The Trial and Death of Socrates. Translated by G. M. A. Grube. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2000.

Plato. Republic (Hackett Classics). Translated by C. D. C. Reeve. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 2004.