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Utrum Sit Una Tantum Vera Enumeratio Virtutum Moralium

Chappell, Sophie Grace (2018). Utrum Sit Una Tantum Vera Enumeratio Virtutum Moralium. Metaphilosophy, 49(3) pp. 207–215.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/meta.12293
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Abstract

As its Latin title says, this article inquires whether there is a single correct list of the moral virtues. Virtue ethics tells us to “act in accordance with the virtues” but can often be accused, for example in Aristotle's Ethics, of helping itself without argument to an account of what the virtues are. This paper is, stylistically, an affectionate tribute to the Angelic Doctor, and it works with a correspondingly Thomistic background and approach. It argues for the view that there is at least one correct list of the virtues, and that we can itemise at least seven items in the list, namely, the four cardinal and the three theological virtues.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Metaphilosophy LLC and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN: 0026-1068
Keywords: Thomas Aquinas; virtue ethics; Aristotle; Aristotelianism; virtues; cardinal virtues; theological virtues; justice; temperance; courage; wisdom; faith; hope; charity; love; flourishing; grace; heaven; God
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 54889
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 09:39
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/54889
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