Treatise on Law

ISBN-10: 0872205487
ISBN-13: 9780872205482
Edition: 2000
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Description: This new translation offers fidelity to the Latin in a readable version that will prove useful to students of the natural law tradition in ethics, political theory, and jurisprudence, as well as to students of the Western intellectual tradition.

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List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

This new translation offers fidelity to the Latin in a readable version that will prove useful to students of the natural law tradition in ethics, political theory, and jurisprudence, as well as to students of the Western intellectual tradition.

Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Preface
Note on the Tex
Biblical Abbreviations
Other Abbreviations
Introduction
Works Cited by Aquinas
Authors Cited by Aquinas
ST I-II
On the Essence of Law
Does Law Belong to Reason?
Is Law Always Ordained for the Common Good?
Is Any Person's Reason Competent to Make Law?
Is Promulgation an Essential Component of Law?
On Different Kinds of Law
Is There an Eternal Law?
Is There a Natural Law in Us?
Are There Human Laws?
Did Human Beings Need a Divine Law?
Is There Only One Divine Law?
Is There a Law of Concupiscence?
On the Effects of Law
Is the Effect of Law to Make Human Beings Good?
Do We Suitably Designate Legal Acts?
On the Eternal Law
Is the Eternal Law a Supreme Plan in God?
Do All Know the Eternal Law?
Is Every Law Derived from the Eternal Law?
Are Necessary and Eternal Things Subject to the Eternal Law?
Are Contingent Natural Things Subject to the Eternal Law?
Are All Human Affairs Subject to the Eternal Law?
On the Natural Law
Is the Natural Law a Habit?
Does the Natural Law Include Several Precepts or Only One?
Do All Virtuous Acts Belong to the Natural Law?
Is the Natural Law the Same for All Human Beings?
Can the Natural Law Vary?
Can the Natural Law Be Excised from the Hearts of Human Beings?
On Human Law
Was It Beneficial That Human Beings Establish Laws?
Is Every Human Law Derived from the Natural Law?
Does Isidore Appropriately Describe the Characteristics of Positive Law?
Does Isidore Appropriately Designate Kinds of Human Law?
On the Power of Human Laws
Should Human Laws Be Framed in Particular Rather Than General Terms?
Does It Belong to Human Laws to Prohibit All Vices?
Do Human Laws Command Every Virtuous Action?
Does Human Law Impose Obligation on Human Beings in the Court of Conscience?
Is Everyone Subject to the Law?
Are Those Subject to the Law Permitted to Act Contrary to the Letter of the Law?
On Revision of Laws
Should Human Law Be Revised in Any Way?
Should Human Laws Always Be Revised for Something Better?
Can Customs Obtain the Force of Law?
Can the People's Rulers Dispense Subjects from Human Laws?
Note
On the Moral Precepts of the Old Law
Do All the Moral Precepts of the Old Law Belong to the Natural Law?
Do the Moral Precepts of the Old Law Concern All Virtuous Acts?
Do We Trace All the Moral Precepts of the Old Law to the Ten Commandments?
Can Human Beings Be Dispensed from the Commandments of the Decalogue?
Does the Way of Virtue Fall under Command of the Law?
Does the Way of Charity Fall under Command of the Divine Law?
Do We Appropriately Mark Out Other Moral Precepts of the Law besides the Decalogue?
Did the Moral Precepts of the Old Law Make Human Beings Just?
On the Reason for Precepts Governing the Administration of Justice
Did the Old Law Ordain Fitting Precepts Regarding Rulers?
Glossary
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Index

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