natural virtue

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(scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature

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Hume says that the moral sense does not naturally approve of this, and that this shows that justice is not a natural virtue. So perhaps Hume thinks there is no natural motive to just actions when those actions are thus naturalistically described.
Hume thinks it is not any natural virtue or motive that makes us refrain from committing an injustice in a larger society.
Seeing Edwards as a necessary corrective to unnecessary Calvinistic pessimism, Ramsey acknowledges that Edwards distinguishes sharply between "true virtue" and that virtue which results from secondary causes such as "self-love." Nevertheless, Ramsey never wavers on his concentration on results: no matter how achieved, no matter what the motive, natural virtue is nearly a twin to the real thing when the effects are in view.
The emphasis on natural virtue in the second part of the poem has seemed to many readers an unnatural conclusion to the first part, with its emphasis on faith.
Wishing to show pudeur as a social constraint imposed on women and not a natural virtue, especially through studying minor works by Rousseau in which women are portrayed as victims, Dr Still renders it with the rare word |pudicity' rather than the more usual |modesty'.
First, we must distinguish generic religion as a natural virtue from diverse species of faith that go beyond the duty to render homage to the First Cause.
In other words we have been developing a natural virtue ethics.
Little attention was given to natural virtue and natural moral benefit.
Thus, wondrously, a natural virtue is elevated over the highest of the supernatural.
Would Aquinas say, as Dell'Olio does, that "natural virtue" persists in the one with infused virtue?
Ethics where "natural virtue" is distinguished from full virtue.(9) The concept of nature that has had most prominence in discussions of the Politics is the one that gets a starring role in book 1, and is clearly quite different from the raw material of mere nature, which could never be enough to support the arguments about the naturalness of the polls, slavery, and certain forms of money-making.
Natural virtue can dispose, but moral virtue is part of intentional choice and rational appreciation of good.
"Sovereign" in the title - a translation of kurios - may mean two things: complete (sovereign virtue is complete virtue in contrast with natural virtue or any merely partial virtue) and dominant (a ruler dominates what is needed).
Plato and other ancient Greek philosophers identified four natural virtues called cardinal virtues on which all others hinge: prudence, temperance, fortitude, and justice.
Now, this entertaining and enlightening compendium is available from Night Lotus Productions with a friendlier title and an adjunct multimedia course that currently offers 300 topics, from "where will you go next," to "Finding the Deeper Calling of your Soul," increasing your natural virtues, seeing the world with new eyes, remembering the cosmic joke, practices for body, mind, and spirit, and much more.