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St. Thomas Aquinas, Law for the Common Good


Susan Dimock


York University

January 1, 2002

Classic Readings and Canadian Cases in the Philosophy of Law, S. Dimock, ed., Prentice Hall, 2002

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This article incorporates substantial passages from Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica on law, within a broader discussion of many enduring philosophical questions and debates about the nature of law, the obligation to obey law, the relationship between morality and law, the authority of lawmakers, etc. It is intended primarily as a teaching tool.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Natural Law, Common Good, Aquinas, Legal Obligation, Law and Morality

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Date posted: January 3, 2013 ; Last revised: January 5, 2013

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Dimock, Susan, St. Thomas Aquinas, Law for the Common Good (January 1, 2002). Classic Readings and Canadian Cases in the Philosophy of Law, S. Dimock, ed., Prentice Hall, 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2195676

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York University ( email )
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Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
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