Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL2020: Virtues and Vices

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1. Introduction

2. Virtue Ethics: for and against

3. What is a virtue? What is a vice?

4. Virtues and duties.

5. Virtues and happiness.

6. The cardinal virtues: wisdom, justice, courage and temperance

7. The economic virtues and vices: thrift, generosity, greed and avarice

8. The sexual virtues and vices: chastity, modesty and lust

9. The military virtues and vices: courage, cowardice and foolhardiness

10. Virtues pagan and Christian

11. Conclusion

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching11Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity11Tutorials
Guided Independent study128Reading, preparing classwork, writing essays and preparing for the exam

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).