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‘Capital Vices’

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780198235804
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604058 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198235801.003.0007
 ‘Capital Vices’

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The characterization of the vices as ‘deadly’ has been explained in terms of the fatal harm they bring to those who possess them. Little has as yet been said about their effect on others, though there have been indications that at least potentially, they are likely to be harmful to others as well. A question is raised on whether the disposition of the vicious is such that by possessing a particular vice, they have further vicious tendencies as well.

Keywords: capital vice; Aquinas; deadly vice; sin; vicious; cruelty; brutality

Chapter.  6693 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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