Reasonable affections. Passions and virtues in St. Thomas Aquinas (Licenza)

José Angel Lombo

Orario: Lun 5ª-6ª

This course aims to provide a comprehension of the role of passions in moral life according to St. Thomas Aquinas. The general frame is the understanding of the complex unity of human being as soul and body, reason and senses, cognition and tendency. Human passions will be then described as sensitive tendential activities that participate in reason. After it, we will expose the idea of virtue, how it is formed, and its relevance in forging moral character. Finally we will connect passions and virtues in the complex unity of human behavior to show how can we speak of a rational order of the affective sphere.