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Aquinas: Natural Law

A) St Thomas Aquinas and Natural Law

"True law is right reason in argument with nature." - Cicero (a Roman). Cicero claims it is valid for all nations and at all times and God is the master and ruler.

Aquinas was very influenced by Aristotle. His claims about Natural Law are:

B) The Purpose of Life

C) What is Goodness and how it is Achieved

"No one seeks evil for itself, they fall into evil because they are trying to achieve apparent goods."

NB: Aristotle and the 17th century philosopher, Hugo Grotius, who claimed that even without God, Natural Law was valid. If God did not implant Natural Law in humans, why should anyone not religious follow it?

D) Alternatives to God as an end to good actions

E) Criticisms of Aquinas