PHIL 3360 Virtues and Vices of the Mind

This course will provide students with opportunities to accomplish four objectives: 1. Gain a rigorous understanding of virtues and vices, and in particular intellectual virtues (such as intellectual humility, courage, and autonomy, as well as wisdom) and vices (such as closed-mindedness, epistemic injustice, and epistemic indifference). 2. Investigate the relevance of intellectual virtues and vices to specific domains such as education, science, business, leadership, politics and social activism, religious belief and practice, interpersonal relationships, and mental health and well-being. 3. Foster self-improvement to character by cultivating intellectual virtues and mitigating intellectual vices. 4. Develop skills essential to critical thinking and effective communication.

Course details

Term: 
Fall 2021
Section: 
01
Class Nbr: 
54163
Units: 
3
Dates: 
Aug 23, 2021 - Dec 15, 2021
Meeting times: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 2-2:50pm

Course delivery

Location: 
Zoom & Blackboard (eLearning)

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing system allowing for real-time interaction between instructors and students and requires access to a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, and a headset microphone. Blackboard is a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.

Instructor(s)

Reza (Mohammad Esnaashari) Lahroodi

Enrollment information

Questions?
Carolina Wilson

Continuing and Distance Education

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