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.
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, 1690 – 1695, Cuzco School.