On Law, Morality, and Politics (Second Edition)
Hackett Publishing, Mar 7, 2003 - Philosophy - 316 pages
The second edition retains the selection of texts presented in the first edition but offers them in new translations by Richard J Regan -- including that of his Aquinas, Treatise on Law (Hackett, 2000). A revised Introduction and glossary, an updated select bibliography, and the inclusion of summarising headnotes for each of the units -- Conscience, Law, Justice, Property, War and Killing, Obedience and Rebellion, and Practical Wisdom and Statecraft -- further enhance its usefulness.
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A13 Is Conscience a Power?
On the Goodness and Malice of Interior Acts of the Will
A6 Is the Will Good if It Wills in Accord with Erroneous Reason?
A2 Is Law Always Ordered to the Common Good?
A3 Is Any Persons Reason Competent to Make Law?
A4 Is Promulgation an Essential Component of Law?
A2 Does Justice Always Consist of Relations to Others?
A3 Is Justice a Virtue?
A4 Does Justice Inhere in the Will as Its Subject?
A5 Is Justice Virtue in General?
A6 Is Justice in General Essentially Identical with All Virtue?
A7 Besides Justice in General Is There Particular Justice?
A8 Does Particular Justice Have Special Subject Matter?
A9 Does Justice Concern Emotions?
ST III Q 91 On Different Kinds of Law
A2 Is There a Natural Law in Us?
A3 Are There Human Laws?
A4 Did Human Beings Need a Divine Law?
A5 Is There Only One Divine Law?
A6 Is There a Law of Concupiscence?
On the Effects of Law
A2 Do We Suitably Designate Legal Acts?
ST III Q 93 On the Eternal Law
A2 Do All Know the Eternal Law?
A3 Is Every Law Derived from the Eternal Law?
A4 Are Necessary and Eternal Things Subject to the Eternal Law?
A5 Are Contingent Natural Things Subject to the Eternal Law?
A6 Are All Human Affairs Subject to the Eternal Law?
ST III Q 94 On the Natural Law
A2 Does the Natural Law Include Several Precepts or Only One?
A3 Do All Virtuous Acts Belong to the Natural Law?
A4 Is the Natural Law the Same for All Human Beings?
A5 Can the Natural Law Vary?
A6 Can the Natural Law Be Excised from the Hearts of Human Beings?
ST III Q 95 On Human Law
A2 Is Every Human Law Derived from the Natural Law?
A3 Does Isidore Appropriately Describe the Characteristics of Positive Law?
A4 Does Isidore Appropriately Designate Kinds of Human Law?
ST III Q 96 On the Power of Human Laws
A2 Does It Belong to Human Laws to Prohibit All Vices?
A3 Do Human Laws Command Every Virtuous Action?
A4 Does Human Law Impose Obligation on Human Beings in the Court of Conscience?
A5 Is Everyone Subject to the Law?
A6 Are Those Subject to the Law Permitted to Act Contrary to the Letter of the Law?
ST III Q 97 On Revision of Laws
A2 Should Human Laws Always Be Revised for Something Better?
A3 Can Customs Obtain the Force of Law?
A4 Can the Peoples Rulers Dispense Subjects from Human Laws?
ST III Q 100 On the Moral Precepts of the Old Law
A2 Do the Moral Precepts of the Old Law Concern All Virtuous Acts?
A3 Do We Trace All the Moral Precepts of the Old Law to the Ten Commandments?
A8 Can Human Beings Be Dispensed from the Commandments of the Decalogue?
A9 Does the Way of Virtue Fall under Command of the Law?
A10 Does the Way of Charity Fall under Command of the Divine Law?
A11 Do We Appropriately Mark Out Other Moral Precepts of the Law besides the Decalogue?
A12 Did the Moral Precepts of the Old Law Make Human Beings Just?
On the Reason for Precepts Governing the Administration of Justice
A2 Do We Appropriately Divide Right into Natural and Positive Right?
A3 Is the Common Right of Peoples Jus gentium the Same as Natural Right?
A4 Should We Distinguish Paternal Right and MasterSlave Right as Special Kinds of Right?
A10 Is the Mean of Justice a Real Mean?
A11 Do Acts of Justice Consist of Rendering to Others What Is Theirs?
A12 Is Justice the Most Important Moral Virtue?
On Particular Justice
A2 Do We Understand the Mean in Distributive and Commutative Justice in the Same Way?
A3 Do Distributive and Commutative Justice Have Different Subject Matter?
A2 Are Individuals Permitted to Possess Property as Their Own?
A3 Does Secretly Taking Anothers Property Belong to the Nature of Theft?
A4 Are Theft and Robbery Specifically Different Sins?
A5 Is Theft Always a Sin?
A6 Is Theft a Mortal Sin?
A7 May One Lawfully Steal out of Necessity?
A8 Can One Commit Robbery without Sin?
A9 Is Theft a More Serious Sin than Robbery?
On Fraud in Buying and Selling
A4 Is It Lawful in Business to Sell Goods for More than One Paid for Them?
On the Sin of InterestTaking
A2 Can One Seek Any Other Advantage for Money Lent?
A3 Are Persons Obliged to Return All of Their Profits from Money Obtained as Interest?
A4 May One Lawfully Borrow Money Subject to the Payment of Interest?
A3 Is Covetousness Contrary to Generosity?
A7 Is Covetousness a Capital Sin?
War and Killing
A7 Is It Lawful for a Person to Kill Another in SelfDefense?
A8 Is One Who Accidentally Kills Another Guilty of Homicide?
Obedience and Rebellion
A2 Is Obedience a Special Virtue?
A3 Is Obedience the Greatest Virtue?
A4 Should One Obey God in All Things?
A5 Are Subjects Obliged to Obey Their Superiors in All Things?
A6 Are Christians Obliged to Obey Secular Authorities?
On Legal Judgment
Tolerance and ChurchState Relations
A11 Should the Religious Rites of Unbelievers Be Tolerated?
ST IIII Q 11 On Heresy
On the Relation of the Spiritual Power to the Secular Power
Practical Wisdom and Statecraft
A11 Is Practical Wisdom Regarding Ones Own Good Specifically the Same as Practical Wisdom Including the Common Good?
ST IIIIQ 50 On the Constitutive Parts of
A2 Do We Appropriately Designate Political Wisdom Part of Practical Wisdom?
What the Name King Signifies
How to Prevent Kings Lapsing into Tyranny
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