Virtue of the Week: Prudence

Too many cooks spoil the broth.Too much of anything is good for nothing. This famous proverb literally means that when too many cooks are used to make the soup they will spoil it instead of making it delicious because every cook will season it according to his own taste. Likewise, consuming or carrying anything too […]

Virtue of the Week: Prudence

THE GOOSE AND THE GOLDEN EGGS Once upon a time, a man and his wife had the good fortune to have a goose which laid a golden egg every day. Lucky though they were, they soon began to think they were not getting rich fast enough. They imagined that if the bird must be able […]

Virtue of the Week: Prudence

Prudence and It’s Importance to Young Adults Adolescence is a period fraught with danger because it is a very emotional stage of human development, and un-channeled emotion has led many young people to decisions that they are now forced to live with for the rest of their lives, all because they chose not to think […]

ARETOLOGY (ARETE)

By Polskie Towarzystwo Tomasza z Akwinu ARETOLOGY (Greek ’αρετη [arete]—excellence, bravery, virtue; λογος [logos]—word, thought, reason)—one of the fundamental fields of ethics and moral theology. Its object is ’αρετη, how it is understood and the various conceptions, number, and classifications of areté, the correlations between its particular components, how it is achieved and preserved, and […]

Is “Virtue” a Scientific Concept?

The Rev. Benedict Ashley, O.P. The concept of “virtue” plays little or no role in modern psychology because psychologists suppose that it is a “philosophical” term foreign to psychology as an empirical science.[i] Hence before this concept and the extensive tradition of study of human behavior in which has been used can play a role […]