After considering justice we must in due sequence consider fortitude.
We must (1) consider the virtue itself of fortitude; (2) its parts; (3) the gift corresponding thereto; (4) the precepts that pertain to it.
Concerning fortitude three things have to be considered: (1) Fortitude itself; (2) its principal act, viz. martyrdom; (3) the vices opposed to fortitude.
Under the first head there are twelve points of inquiry:
A Whether fortitude is a virtue?
A Whether it is a special virtue?
A Whether fortitude is only about fear and daring?
A Whether it is only about fear of death?
A Whether it is only in warlike matters?
A Whether endurance is its chief act?
A Whether its action is directed to its own good?
A Whether it takes pleasure in its own action?
A Whether fortitude deals chiefly with sudden occurrences?
A Whether it makes use of anger in its action?
A Whether it is a cardinal virtue?
A Of its comparison with the other cardinal virtues.