We must now consider the cause of sin, on the part of the sensitive appetite, as to whether a passion of the soul may be a cause of sin: and under this head there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether a passion of the sensitive appetite can move or incline the will?
A Whether it can overcome the reason against the latter's knowledge?
A Whether a sin resulting from a passion is a sin of weakness?
A Whether the passion of self-love is the cause of every sin?
A Of three causes mentioned in 1 Jn. 2:16: "Concupiscence of the eyes, Concupiscence of the flesh," and "Pride of life."
A Whether the passion which causes a sin diminishes it?
A Whether passion excuses from sin altogether?
A Whether a sin committed through passion can be mortal?