Published on: May 7th, 2019

Hillsdale College Launches Online Course on Aristotle’s Ethics

College President Larry Arnn teaches 10-week course examining Nicomachean Ethics
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Hillsdale, Mich.— Hillsdale College announces its new free online course, “Introduction to Aristotle’s Ethics:
How to Lead a Good Life.”

In the 10-lecture course, Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn leads 10 Hillsdale College students through a
discussion of the main topics of the Nicomachean Ethics, including human nature, the meaning of the good, and the virtues necessary for human happiness.

“Incoming freshmen at Hillsdale College are given this book to read prior to beginning coursework,” said Arnn.
“It introduces them to the question of how best to live, a question central to liberal education. This is the first
book written on the subject, and—apart from the Bible—remains the very best.”

To sign up for the free course, visit

About Hillsdale in D.C.

Hillsdale in D.C. is an extension of the teaching mission of Hillsdale College to Washington, D.C. Its purpose is to teach the Constitution and the principles that give it meaning. Through the study of original source documents from American history—and of older books that formed the education of America’s founders—it seeks to inspire students, teachers, citizens, and policymakers to return the America’s principles to their central place in the political life of the nation.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College is an independent liberal arts college located in southern Michigan. Founded in 1844, the College has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 5.7 million. For more information, visit