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By Dave Kelly

Monday, December 13, 2004

Can there be moral virtue with passion?

Summa Theologica

"Objection 1. It would seem that moral virtue cannot be with passion. For the Philosopher says (Topic. iv) that "a gentle man is one who is not passionate; but a patient man is one who is passionate but does not give way." The same applies to all the moral virtues. Therefore all moral virtues are without passion."


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