The cardinal virtue of Temperance: Pleasure is best enjoyed in freedom…

Posted March 6, 2018 10:19 pm by Editor

The cardinal virtue of Temperance: Pleasure is best enjoyed in freedom…

In exploring the cardinal virtue of temperance, it is helpful to follow the schema of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologiae (II, IIae, qq. 141-170), where he treats it expansively. Because I am summarizing a large amount of material here, I have not included references for each specific point below. Please allow the previous citation of the Summa to serve for the entire post…

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