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DOI 10.12887/33-2020-4-132-21

Alicja ŻYWCZOK, On Human Vices: Ethical and Educational Challenges, as depicted in Wincenty Kadłubek’s Historiography

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The article presents a hermeneutic interpretation of a less known part of the literary output of Wincenty Kadłubek, medieval thinker and chronicler, whose work belongs, in the author’s view, to a cultural heritage of particular importance for Polish history. The author provides a detailed discussion not only of negative moral dispositions (their manifestations, causes, and effects) as opposed to virtues, but also of the criteria which make it possible to effectively identify and distinguish different kinds of vices. An analysis of such negative dispositions seems helpful in eliminating them from both individual and social life. The aim of the presented research is to answer the following questions: What negative moral dispositions does Kadłubek identify and how does he evaluate them? What are the manifestations, causes, and effects of the vices he describes? How, in his view, should such dispositions be prevented and eradicated in the process of educating the younger generation? What ethical and educational message can be drawn today from the chronicler’s literary output?

Keywords: negative disposition, vice, fault, virtue, historiography, ethics, moral education

Contact: Instytut Pedagogiki, Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, ul. Grażyńskiego 53, 40-126 Katowice, Poland
E-mail: alicja.zywczok@us.edu.pl
ORCID: 0000-0003-3994-9558

  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887