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    3. Aquinas Challenge The Return of Aristotle Teleology Causality The Errors of Aristotle The Claims of Reason and Faith What do you know about God? Being Attributes

    4. Aquinas, God, and Ontology Five Ways of proving Gods Existence Descartes, Leibniz and Kant Causality, Being, Time, Space Not how the world is, is the mystical, but that it is (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

    5. Politics and Religion in the Middle Ages From zoon politikon to homo credens This world and the next world (St.Augustine 354-430: City of God) Religion and Politics, Pope and Emperor, The Holy Roman Empire, Investiture and Coronation Feudalism

    10. The Cosmos

    11. Analogies and Hierarchies God is to the Universe what the King is to Society is what the Head of Household is to the Household Harmony, Hierarchy and Teleology

    12. Law and Politics Law is an ordinance of reason for the common good Eternal Law, Natural Law, Human Law, Divine Law Disobedience, Resistance, Legitimacy and Legality

    13. What is Natural Law Underlying principles of moral practice One more Analogy: The Principle of Non-Contradiction and the Law of Nature Good should be pursued and done and evil avoided Since good has the character of an end and evil the contrary character, all those things to which a man has a natural inclination reason naturally grasps as goods, and consequently as things to be pursued Self-Preservation, Community, Contemplation

    14. Just War Ius ad Bellum Authority Just Cause Rightful Intention (Last Resort) (Prudence) Ius in Bello Immunity of Non-Combatants Discrimination Proportionality

    15. The Moral Economy Property, Profits and Usury Exchange for profit satisfies the greed for gain, which knows no limit and tends to infinity Money was invented chiefly for the purpose of exchange and consequently the proper and principal use of money is its consumption