5Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading. By Nicholas Austin, S.JInternational Philosophical Quarterly 58 (3): 345-347. 2018.
Aquinas on The Graceless UnbelieverFreiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie Und Theologie 59 (1): 5-25. 2012.This paper argues against the current presentation of Aquinas’s conception of pagan virtue because that conception fails to take into account the full weight of the corruption of the goods of nature on which the virtuous unbeliever must found his good acts. I go on to establish that postlapsarian man is in too capricious a position realistically to maintain a prolonged life of virtue. I conclude that while Aquinas’s conception of virtue renders a much more pessimistic picture of the virtuous pag…Read more
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