The Role of Politics for Augustine and Aquinas

Date 2008/11/14 7:50:00 | Topic: Education & Lectures

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By Dr. Giuseppe Mario Saccone,Lecturer, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Faculty of Liberal Arts,
Asian University, 89 Moo 12,Highway 331,
Tambon Huaiyai, Chon Buri
The Role of Politics for Augustine and Aquinas

Augustine holds that the most one can reasonably expect from a political structure is that it should promote, to a greater or lesser degree, peace. And he tends to view this central political task negatively ? as the suppression of anarchy and of those forms of evils that most disturb civil tranquility. For Aquinas, on the other hand, political organization, chiefly through the instrumentality of human law, has the capacity of furthering, in a more direct or positive way, at least the natural aspects of the human function.


Thursday, November 27 2008
15.00 ? 16.30 Meeting Room, North Star Library
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