Jan A. Komenský "Comenius" thoughts on ethics from a non-religious perspective.
What is it about?
The core idea is that Comenius’s ethics has two main characteristics making it special for his epoch and worthy studying nowadays. First, Comenius’s ethical views are a form of virtue ethics. There is a strong influence of Aristotelian-Thomistic, Platonic and Neoplatonic and Stoic elements in his views on virtues. Second, his ethical stance is a universalistic one, although still from a Christian-centric perspective.
Why is it important?
There is not much studies on Comenius contribution to philosophical ethics and his views could help to fill the gap in the history of virtue ethics from the ancient Greeks to the so-called aretaic turn in ethics.
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