Universität Wien FIND

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to courses and exams may be necessary at short notice. Inform yourself about the current status on u:find and check your e-mails regularly.

Please read the information on https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

180013 VO Intellectual Virtue (2011W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 04.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 11.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 18.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 25.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 08.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 22.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 29.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 06.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 13.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 10.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 17.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 24.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Tuesday 31.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Our daily talk is full of intellectual virtues and vices. We say that George Bush is a bigot, that Nelson Mandela has intellectual integrity, that Giordano Bruno was intellectually courageous. We not only make such judgements all the time but we really care about them. When I call you a bigot, it hurts; you try to show me that I am mistaken. But what are these virtues we take so seriously really? Are they natural capacities, like being able to sing in tune, or acquirable character traits, like being generous? And why do we care whether we are intellectually virtuous, anyway? These questions matter for how you should live your life. If, for example, intellectual virtues and vices turned out to be just natural capacities like being able to sing in tune, then it would be pointless criticising you for being a bigot; more seriously, it would be equally pointless for you to try to be more open-minded.

Assessment and permitted materials

Write
EITHER an exam on 31 January 2012
OR two papers on pre-set topics (to be submitted by 29 February 2012)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BA M 5.4, § 4.1.4, § 2.5, PP 57.3.3

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:36