Faith and Philosophy 21 (2):214-227 (2004)
This paper compares Aristotle’s and Aquinas’s accounts of the virtue of magnanimity specifically as a corrective to the vice of pusillanimity. After definingpusillanimity and underscoring key features of Aristotelian magnanimity, I explain how Aquinas’s account of Christian magnanimity, by making humandependence on God fundamental to this virtue, not only clarifies the differences between the vice of pusillanimity and the virtue of humility, but also showswhy only Christian magnanimity can free us from improper and damaging forms of dependence on the opinions and standards of others, enabling us toavoid the moral pitfalls of both pusillanimity and presumption
|Keywords||Contemporary Philosophy Philosophy and Religion|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas's Ethics: Virtues and Gifts.Andrew Pinsent - 2011 - Routledge.
Thomas Aquinas: Disputed Questions on the Virtues. Thomas - 2005 - Cambridge University Press.
The Non-Aristotelian Character of Aquinas's Ethics.Eleonore Stump - 2011 - Faith and Philosophy 28 (1):29-43.
Aquinas on the Function of Moral Virtue.Jeffrey Hause - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):1-20.
Aquinas's Replication of the Acquired Moral Virtues: Rethinking the Standard Philosophical Interpretation of Moral Virtue in Aquinas.John Inglis - 1999 - Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):3 - 27.
Aquinas on Natural Law and the Virtues in Biblical Context: Homosexuality as a Test Case.Jr Eugene F. Rogers - 1999 - Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):29 - 56.
Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas on Magnanimity.Tobias Hoffmann - 2008 - In István Pieter Bejczy (ed.), Virtue Ethics in the Middle Ages: Commentaries on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, 1200 -1500. Brill.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads41 ( #124,857 of 2,158,398 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #53,252 of 2,158,398 )
How can I increase my downloads?