Truth Matters: Living in Dangerous Times - Aquinas on the Virtue of Truth-Telling

Fainché Ryan 1
  • 1 Trinity College Dublin,


Current political and social climate seems to have as a presupposition the view that truth-telling has a merely instrumental value. This paper will explore Thomas Aquinas’ writing on truth and truth-telling, arguing that truth-telling is an intrinsic good, a human virtue and a component of human flourishing. In Aquinas’ view the virtue of truth-telling is a satellite virtue within the cardinal virtue of justice, and as such imperative for the flourishing of human society.

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