The Virtues: The Stanton Lectures 1973-74
CUP Archive, 21.04.1977 - 173 Seiten
Discusses four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and courage, and the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Claims moral precepts are absolute, utilitarianism is to be shunned, and sex apart from marriage is poison.
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Why Men Need the Virtues
can souls newly created by God contract sin with
as it makes sense to ask What are hearts for?
needed in any largescale worthy enterprise
who lack faith cannot properly understand
to bodies as Aquinas in fact teaches
nervous system intellect is a capacity
contrasts with the Platonic view The Socinian
creatures they make known their petitions
tion of justice and prudence to God depends
multiplication or diversity of concerns as between
to how a solitary person could either exist or love
sidered separately It may indeed be shown that
no longer know when we are lying the evil
if he lets the other fellow know of his changed
are we to recognize the testimony of God?
in a Person is misconceived a mans trust cannot
truth in emergencies that tempt us to abandon it
individuals or for the human race is quite
e g extravagance and fussiness A glutton need
parent apart from the JudaeoChristian tradition
must be ready for a call to do great things
action actually alternative answer appears Aquinas argued argument Aristotle attain authority believe body called chance chapter charity choice choose Christ Christian claim clear clearly comes commitment concept consequences consider continuous courage course dead defended Divine doctrine doubt equally eternal evil example exists expect experience expressed fact fail faith false father follow give given God's grace hand hold hope human idea individual judge judgment justice keep language lead least less live logical lost man's matter means mind moral natural never once Original person philosophers physical possible powers practical present promises question rational rational creatures reason regard reject relation sense sort soul standards suppose teaching teleological tell theory things thought tion tradition true trust truth turn virtue wrong