Parts of Aristotle and Kant works

Since we did not finish with Kant, you can just focus on Aristotle. You’re welcome to bring Kant into the discussion, but it is not a requirement.

The point of the weekly discussion posts is provide a more open-ended space for you to discuss the readings. There is not a highly specific prompt, but you should answer the following:

What parts of Aristotle and Kant’s works do you agree or disagree with? Do you agree more with Aristotle or Kant? Explain.

You are also welcome think about and respond to:

  • similar themes between the articles or other connections you noticed
  • dissimilarities in which both positions are valuable for different reasons (even if the theories are themselves antithetical)
  • how these readings have further shaped (or even changed) your understanding of ethics


According to Kant, moral laws are:

Necessary and apply to all rational beings.

According to Kant, morality requires us to:

Act only on maxims that we can will to become universal laws.
Following Aristotle’s account of virtue ethics, explain briefly what a person has to do to develop a virtuous character.