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.
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
4.00pm Arrivals and tea
4.40pm Dr Nicholas Austin SJ
5.10pm Assistant Professor David Elliot
6.00pm Book launch with wine reception
6.30pm End of programme
View the poster for the event.Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:30