Sebastian Purcell
Associate Professor of Philosophy, SUNY-Cortland

Sebastian Purcell is Associate professor of philosophy at SUNY-Cortland in New York. He has written widely on moral, political and Latin American philosophy, from topics addressing the environment to his comparative scholarship on Aristotle and the Aztecs.

Written by Sebastian Purcell

Serpent Labret with Articulated Tongue, 1300–1521 CE. Labrets were the visual markers of the eloquent, truthful speech expected of royalty and the nobility in Aztec culture. Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Life on the slippery Earth

Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect

Sebastian Purcell