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