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Aesthetics and Cardinal Virtues.
Aesthetics considers what happens in our minds when we engage with objects or environments such as viewing visual art, listening to music, reading poetry, experiencing a play, watching a fashion show, movie, sports or even exploring various aspects of nature. The philosophy of art specifically studies how artists imagine, create, and perform works of art, as well as how people use, enjoy, and criticize art.
Part of the mission of The Cardinal Magazine is to compare and contrast the world with the cardinal virtues — prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
The cardinal virtues are four virtues of mind and character in both classical philosophy and Christian theology. Prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance form a virtue theory of ethics. The term cardinal comes from the Latin cardo (hinge);virtues are so called because they are regarded as the basic virtues required for a virtuous life.
Seven attributes connected to Cardinal Virtues are sometimes listed by adding the four cardinal virtues (prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice) and three theological virtues (faith, hope, charity).
These principles derive initially from Plato in Republic Book IV, 426–435.[a] Aristotle expounded them systematically in the Nicomachean Ethics. They were also recognized by the Stoics. Cicero expanded on them, and Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, and Thomas Aquinas adapted them while expanding on the theological virtues.