cardinal virtues

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cardinal virtues

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(Philosophy) the most important moral qualities, traditionally justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude
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When I finally read the German philosopher Josef Pieper's The Four Cardinal Virtues, which had sat unread on my shelf for years, I was shocked to learn that I didn't hate prudence; what I hated was its current - and incorrect - definition.
Plato resolves the dilemma by introducing the four cardinal virtues as the way to bring order and happiness to human life.
Notwithstanding his attempt to show how the four cardinal virtues are related in and through good conduct, they remain discrete.
However, one figure appears to be pouring from a jug into a cup and thus possesses the classical attributes of Temperance, one of the Four Cardinal Virtues.
After reviewing Aquinas's treatment of the four cardinal virtues, she compares the approach to medical practice that results from virtue ethics, broadly, to that resulting from deontology and consequentialism.
23) This has four subdivisions from which all obligations or duties stem, namely the four cardinal virtues expounded by Plato: wisdom, justice, courage, and temperance.
61) due to his claim that the four cardinal virtues in a sense "cover" all moral virtues (ST 1-2, q.
In sharp contrast to the four cardinal virtues - justice, prudence, temperance and fortitude - the free market economy openly demonstrates its dependence on seven cardinal sins - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride.
I discuss the virtue of prudence, building on the classic work of Joseph Pieper in The Four Cardinal Virtues.
References to the four Cardinal Virtues, the three Graces, or the pursuit of virtue all show how Tory sees the road to literacy and well-formed letters and the road to virtue itself as entirely coincident.
6) Likewise, Musonius exemplifies his claim through the four cardinal virtues, going against traditional prejudice especially in the case of andreia itself: he asserts that it is not at all a prerogative of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Of the four cardinal virtues, for example--prudence, justice, fortitude, temperance--humility was "annexed" to the virtue of temperance.