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Humility and Human FlourishingA Study in Analytic Moral Theology$
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Michael W. Austin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198830221

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198830221.001.0001

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Humility and Human Flourishing

Humility and Human Flourishing

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Humility and Human Flourishing

Michael W. Austin

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores several ways in which humility is conducive to human flourishing. It claims that humility is rational, benefits its possessor, and contributes to its possessor being good qua human. It considers the relationship between humility and the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love, as well as its connections to the cardinal virtues of prudence, fortitude, justice, and temperance. It argues that humility plays a key role in the process of theosis. It also argues that humility prevents (or at least hinders) vice in human beings, in particular the seven capital vices of envy, vainglory, sloth, avarice, anger, gluttony, lust, and the primary capital vice, pride.

Keywords:   human flourishing, theological virtues, faith, hope, love, cardinal virtues, prudence, fortitude, justice, temperance, vice, pride, theosis, humility

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