Of Moral Virtue in Relation to the Passions
We must now consider the difference of one moral virtue from another. And since those moral virtues which are about the passions, differ accordingly to the difference of passions, we must consider
- the relation of virtue to passion;
- the different kinds of moral virtue in relation to the passions. Under the first head there are five points of inquiry:
- Whether moral virtue is a passion?
- Whether there can be moral virtue with passion?
- Whether sorrow is compatible with moral virtue?
- Whether every moral virtue is about a passion?
- Whether there can be moral virtue without passion?