Perception of the state

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Philosophy

 

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Marshall S

 

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January 17, 2013

 

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University

 

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The state does not exist for the sake of any further associations. Whilst it comes into existence for the sake of life, in actuality, it exists for the sake of a good life. Meaning, it has the higher moral aim of bringing about a good life, a life which can attain happiness. Aquinas agrees with Aristotle that the state is a natural institution...
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Meaning, it has the higher moral aim of bringing about a good life, a life which can attain happiness. Aquinas agrees with Aristotle that the state is a natural institution. However, Aquinas believed that mans' end is not to attain happiness, but is a supernatural end. He elaborates that man differs from other creatures in the sense that man was created in gods image, man has reason...
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