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180030 VO-L Intellectuel virtue (2014S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 17.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 24.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 31.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 07.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 28.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 05.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 12.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 19.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 26.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 02.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 16.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 23.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 30.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

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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.

FIRST MEETING: 10 March 2014 - no reading

Assessment and permitted materials

exam on 23.06

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

We read a paper for each session. I explain it in class and we discuss it.

Reading list

Papers/ book excerpts by leading virtue epistemologists - Linda Zagzebski, James Montmarquet, Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood, Ernest Sosa, John Greco, Alvin Plantinga, Wayne Riggs, and James Baehr

All readings available on egate: https://moodle.univie.ac.at/course/view.php?id=20303&sesskey=NyBpfM5Lu7

Association in the course directory

BA M 5.3, HPS (neu): M1.1, M1.3

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