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Aquinas Lecture 2014: Diana Fritz-Cates, PhD "Hatred in the Light of Love: A Thomistic Analysis"

Diana Fritz-Cates, PhD
March 12, 2014

 
DSPT - St. Thomas Aquinas Hatred is widely regarded as a problem for human beings and their societies. But what is hatred? How is it best conceived? Does hatred, in any of its forms, have a place in a good human life? This lecture presented a conceptual and ethical analysis of hatred that has its basis in the moral psychology of St. Thomas Aquinas. 
 
Dr. Diana Fritz-Cates DSPT Aquinas Lecture is Professor of Religious Ethics and Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Iowa and the author of Aquinas on the Emotions: A Religious Ethical Inquiry. DSPT Aquinas Lecture
 
Every year the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology hosts The Aquinas Lecture. In keeping with the mission of DSPT - to engage contemporary scholarship with the wisdom of tradition, especially as exemplified by St. Thomas Aquinas - our faculty nominate a scholar to present a paper in which the thought and method of Aquinas are applied to a contemporary issue. Past Aquinas Lectures.
 

Image: Saint Thomas Aquinas, Protector of the University of Cuzco, 16901695, Cuzco School.