We must now consider the outward acts or effects of charity,
- Almsdeeds, which are a part of beneficence,
- Fraternal correction, which is a kind of alms.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
- Whether beneficence is an act of charity ?
- Whether we ought to be beneficent to all?
- Whether we ought to be more beneficent to those who are more closely united to us?
- Whether beneficence is a special virtue?