PHIL 526 - Ethics
Small - Friday 3:30-6:00
Virtue, Skill, and Habit. We will explore the nature of these three forms of practical powers/dispositions, their relationships to each other, and their significance for practical philosophy. Questions we will ask include: What are the relationships between skill, knowing how, and knowing that? How significant is the analogy between virtue and skill? Is virtue a kind of knowledge, and if so, what kind of knowledge is it? Are skills and/or virtues habits? To what extent are skills, virtues, and habits rational? Authors to be discussed include: Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, G.W.F. Hegel, William James, Martin Heidegger, Gilbert Ryle, Jason Stanley, Timothy Williamson, Andrea Kern, Julia Annas, Ellen Fridland, and Christos Douskos.