Thomas Aquinas

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Thomas Aquinas- Natural Law On the Essence of Law Whether law is always directed to the Common Good? Law must concern itself mainly with the order that is in beatitude. o These legal matters are adopted to produce and preserve happiness and its party for the entire body of politics. o Law is ordained to the common good. Whether the reason of any man is competent to make laws? He that governs a family can indeed make certain commands or ordinances, but not such as to have properly the nature of law. Whether Promulgation is Essential to Law? A law is imposed on others as a rule and measure. In order that a law be truly binding, it must be applied to the men who have to be ruled by it. Law is nothing else than an ordinance of reason for the common good. Natural law is promulgated by the very fact that God instilled them into man’s mind so that he may know them. Whether there is an Eternal Law? Law is nothing else but a dictate of practical reason emanating from the ruler who
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course JLS 200 taught by Professor Fagelson during the Spring '08 term at American.

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Thomas Aquinas - Thomas Aquinas- Natural Law On the Essence...

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