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Aquinas on humility and relational greatness

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Humility is a practically orphaned virtue in contemporary virtue ethics, and its theological associations in classical and medieval texts do not, at first glance, commend humility in a secular world. In response, I examine in this chapter the place accorded to humility in Aquinas’s relational virtue ethics. I begin by showing how the four species of pride he identifies inhibit flourishing from both a first- and second-person perspective, and how Aquinas’s defends both humility as a guardian o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Role:
Editor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Role:
Editor
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Pages:
202-211
Series:
Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy
Host title:
Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of Humility
Chapter number:
17
Publication date:
2020-07-07
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9781351107532
Source identifiers:
1078340
ISBN:
9780815364115
Language:
English
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2019-12-18

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