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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

Essay/
Ethics
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