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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2011, 40

Author: Marie I. George



Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 Universidad Panamericana México George, Marie I. Aquinas on the Dangers of Natural Virtue and the Control of Natural Vice Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
40, 2011, pp.
13-50 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative A   D  N V   C  N V Marie I.
George St.
John’s University Abstract I investigate Aquinas’s position that natural virtue can pose dangers to living a moral life, dangers that include natural virtue’s inflexibility to circumstance, the opposing vices it may breed if blindly followed, and its aptitude for deceiving people into thinking they are genuinely virtuous. I also consider whether Aquinas regards these problems as remediable given that he sees natural virtue and natural vice as instances of nature being determined to one.
He maintains that we can overcome the moral pitfalls that natural virtue and natural vice pose, though perfect mastery is not possible without divine intervention, insofar as our bodily disposition is not directly subject to reason. Key words: natural virtue, natural vice, nature as a determination to one, temperament, personality type. Recibido:10-11-10.
Aceptado:29-12-10. Tópicos 40 (2011), 13-50 14 M I.
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