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Political Science
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Political Science 2237E
Douglas Long

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November 21 2013 AQUINAS: Everything that exists is designed for some act that is by divine reason Divine law is the authority of the church and humans can not see their super natural destiny, reason and natural law will not allow us to understand that, this is why we have a church. Reason can only take us so far to reveal truth and the meaning of life and its relationship Know how to compare Aquinas justice with Machiavelli justice Aquinas quotes cicero= humans do stuff and it is useful, Aquinas looks at nature in terms of practice and in real world life. True good is the common good, it is common morals common self according to divine justice. There is no true good that does not pursue good of the whole community. Legitimate laws and morals pursue the common good for the entire community When Aquinas says the philosopher he means Aristotle The good person always obeys the law. We should overcome the greed and hatred we have in our hearts, in order to be a good citizen. Gods will is to meet in the middle for moderation. The law has a jurisdiction. It is important because you obey the law when you are in the sphere,
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