The Virtues of Aquinas - Cambridge

New Directions in Theological Virtue Ethics

Virtue ethics, a moral system based upon the virtues and human flourishing, offers a rich vocabulary for exploring questions of human well-being, character formation and applied moral issues. Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), the Dominican philosopher and theologian, for whom ethics is 'the investigation of the ultimate end of human life and of the virtues and vices', is the author of one of the richest and most systematic virtue-based ethics in the Western canon.

This event presents new work exploring the contemporary significance of Aquinas's moral system. It explores how theological work on the virtues can make important contributions to contemporary virtue ethics.

 

Speakers:

Dr Nicholas Austin SJ, Lecturer in Theological Ethics, Heythrop College, University of London
David Elliot, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology and Ethics, Catholic University of America

 

Programme

4.00pm   Arrivals and tea
4.30pm   Introduction
4.40pm   Dr Nicholas Austin SJ
5.10pm   Assistant Professor David Elliot
5.40pm   Conversation
6.00pm   Book launch with wine reception
6.30pm   End of programme

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Book your place

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:30
Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
12 Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DU
United Kingdom