This course intends to familiarize the students with Thomas Aquinas’s treatment of the virtues
in the Summa theologiae. It will do so in reading the questions dedicated to this topic in the
Ia-IIae and comparing them with the Disputed questions on the virtues, when necessary. Special
attention will be given to the question of acquired moral virtues in the thought of Aquinas.
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, bk. I – III, Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae,
Ia-IIae, qq. 55 – 67; Disputed Questions on Virtue, trad. Jeffrey Hause, Claudia Eisen
Murphy, Hackett Publishing, 2010, John Casey, Pagan Virtue; An essay in Ethics, Oxford, Oxford
University Press, 1990; Ralph McInerny, Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Aquinas, Rev. ed., Washington, DC : Catholic University of America Press, 1997