PSYCH  Vol.5 No.9 , July 2014
The Role of Courage in Intellectual Work

Intellectual life is not a thing apart from the humanizing and moralizing influences that moral virtues provide. Saint Thomas’s teachings about moral virtues suggest how essential he considers them for a flourishing speculative life. He makes all this very clear in the Second Part of the Summa Theologiae. The potential parts of fortitude which have a crucial role in intellectual work are patience, perseverance and magnanimity. In this article I show how these potential virtues act in speculative life.

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Irizar, L. (2014). The Role of Courage in Intellectual Work. Psychology, 5, 1019-1023. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.59114.
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