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  • 470 BCE

    Socrates

    Socrates
    Was a Greek philosopher, and the adviser of Plato. He believed that the only life worth living for was one that was precisely examined. He consider principles and actions, devising ethical based solutions to make.
  • 428 BCE

    Plato

    Plato
    Was a Greek philosopher and the founder of the Academy in Athens. The same as the other Greek philosophers, Plato also maintains a virtue-based eudaemonistic conception of ethics. He believed that happiness or eudaemonia is the maximum intent of moral thought and conduct, and the virtues are the essential skills and dispositions required to attain it.
  • 384 BCE

    Aristotle

    Aristotle
    Was a Greek philosopher born in Stagira, in Northern Greece. He did emphasize in his study of character the role of habit in conduct. For him, every virtue lies somewhere in between the vices of defect and excess. Thus, one can show either too little or too much of a good thing, or a virtue. And that, the only purpose of ethics is for a person to take a mortal action.
  • 341 BCE

    Epicurus

    Epicurus
    Was a Greek philosopher who taught that "Pleasure is the principle and end to a happy life." He believed that the only thing that is necessarily valuable is one's own pleasure; anything else that has value is beneficial solely as a means to securing pleasure for thyself. And to obtain it, we must avoid certain act and perform others.
  • 335 BCE

    Zeno of Citium

    Zeno of Citium
    Was a Hellenistic philosopher of Phoenician that's originated from Citium, Cyprus and the father of Stoicism. Based on the moral ideas of the Cynics, Stoicism leave a great significance on goodness and peace of mind attained from living a life of virtue in heeding with nature.
  • 354

    Saint Augustine of Hippo

    Saint Augustine of Hippo
    Was a philosopher, theologian and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. He tried to pacify his beliefs about freewill, specifically his judgement that humans are morally liable for their actions.
  • 1225

    Saint Thomas Aquinas

    Saint Thomas Aquinas
    Was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. His theory supported that for an action to be moral, the circumstances must be convenient, and the motive must be righteous. He correspond with the idea of Aristotle that you need first to take everything into consideration before determining and taking an action to it.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Was an English philosopher, scientist, and historian and was considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. His stand in philosophy was on the theory of materialism. He believed that everything that happens is merely a result of the physical world and that the soul, does not exist.
  • Immanuel Kant

    Immanuel Kant
    Was a German philosopher and one of the central Enlightenment thinkers. He believed that reason is the cause of morality, and that aesthetics originate from a faculty of aloof judgement.
  • Jeremy Bentham

    Jeremy Bentham
    Was an English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer considered as the founder of modern utilitarianism. He believed in a theory that actions are potentially right if they aim to build up happiness or pleasure among all of those troubled by them, and potentially wrong if they tend to encourage unhappiness or pain.