VIC166H1: Common Vices and Neglected Virtues: Intro to Ethics of Character


Vice is popular: a prestigious university press has brought out a series of seven books on the Seven Deadly Sins. This course examines such questions as the following. Are greed, lust and gluttony just bad names for necessary and otherwise acceptable instincts? What is the place, in a good human life, of such qualities as honesty, trust, civility and the like? Are vices and virtues culturally determined or a matter of individual preference? Can character be taught, or is it rather a matter of genes and luck? Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Admission to Vic One
VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC169H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ANT or PHL or RLG
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)