Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[47] Of Prudence, Considered In Itself
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After treating of the theological virtues, we must in due sequence consider the cardinal virtues. In the first place we shall consider prudence in itself; secondly, its parts; thirdly, the corresponding gift; fourthly, the contrary vices; fifthly, the precepts concerning prudence.

Under the first head there are sixteen points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether prudence is in the will or in the reason?

A[2] If in the reason, whether it is only in the practical, or also in the speculative reason?

A[3] Whether it takes cognizance of singulars?

A[4] Whether it is virtue?

A[5] Whether it is a special virtue?

A[6] Whether it appoints the end to the moral virtues?

A[7] Whether it fixes the mean in the moral virtues?

A[8] Whether its proper act is command?

A[9] Whether solicitude or watchfulness belongs to prudence?

A[10] Whether prudence extends to the governing of many?

A[11] Whether the prudence which regards private good is the same in species as that which regards the common good?

A[12] Whether prudence is in subjects, or only in their rulers?

A[13] Whether prudence is in the wicked?

A[14] Whether prudence is in all good men?

A[15] Whether prudence is in us naturally?

A[16] Whether prudence is lost by forgetfulness?