29 July 2022

The Intellectual Virtues

Lesson Three of Virtue, with Fr James Brent, OP, PhD, STL, Asst Professor of Philosophy, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC.

To learn is not simply the memorization of random facts, but an attempt to understand why things are the way they are.

Thomas Aquinas thinks of reason or intelligence in high and noble terms, and those terms are summed up in three intellectual virtues: understanding, knowledge, and wisdom. His explanation of these reveals the potential of the human mind to go to the height and the depth of truth.

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