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On Law, Morality, and Politics by Thomas Aquinas
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May 13, 10

bookshelves: classics
Read in April, 2010

Excerpts mostly from Summa Theologica. This book was a misery to read. Arguments proceed like walking ass-backward into a room. What do I remember. Aquinas kinda is a combination of Christian thought of Augustine (Heaven is the ultimate goal) with reason-based political thought of Aristotle. Because man & his rationality were made by God, man, in exercising his rationality and perfecting his earthly existence, fulfills God's plan for him. Also, killing heretics is okay. Something about natural law. Stuff about two swords of church and state.
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