Studia Humanitatis -Online Philosophy Course

V. Philosophy

Next Online Philosophy Course – Classical Philosophy & the Virtues starts in April Register Now!

The concept of virtue is one of the most fundamental ideas in classical philosophy. For the Greeks the pursuit of virtue or excellence was the essence of a good life. In this course we will look at how the greatest of the Greek philosophers – Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle – used philosophical inquiry to understand the nature of the virtues. Can virtue be taught? Are the virtues one or many? Does living virtuously lead to happiness? What do courage, wisdom, justice, and temperance really mean? These are some of the fundamental questions we shall examine.

Our courses are designed to be both informative and practical. By the end of the course students should have a feel for the improved exercise of virtue in their daily lives!

Course Holder: Alexander Rosenthal Pubul, PhD in Philosophy – Director and Co-Founder of the Petrarch Institute

Registration Information: You can register to hold a place for the first class until the class begins. Registration fee is £10.

To register or for enquiries: simply send an e-mail directly to the Director at our contact page

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You will be invoiced after informing the Director. There is no other procedure.

Please indicate whether you wish to audit or be a full student.  Auditing students are entitled to have access to the lectures. Full students will be assessed by the instructor, complete assignments, participate in class discussions, and receive instructional guidance.

Fee Information:

Audit: £25

Full Student:£150

How it Works: 

1) Our Courses are Hosted by Coursesites – a Project of Blackboard – a leading company  in education technology.

2) Paid and Enrolled Students will receive an invite from the site enabling them access to the course materials.

3) Additional instructions will be contained in the welcome announcement on the site itself.

4) Any other questions? -just ask!


We ought not to sail to the Pillars of Hercules and run many dangers for the sake of wealth, while we spend neither labour nor money for wisdom. Verily it is slavish to long for life, instead of for the good life…and to seek for money but pay no attention whatever to the noble. Aristotle. Protrepticus



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