Natural Law

No Labor in Paradise

Aug 5, 2015

No Labor in Paradise

Did Adam labor in Paradise? What does Scripture mean when it says God placed...

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Food and Eating in Paradise

Aug 4, 2015

Food and Eating in Paradise

Why did Adam and Eve eat food in Paradise? [This post continues my discussion...

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Life in Paradise: Food, Immortality and Sexuality

Aug 1, 2015

Life in Paradise: Food, Immortality and Sexuality

What were the lives of Adam and Eve like in the Garden of Eden?...

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No Property in Paradise

Jul 31, 2015

No Property in Paradise

According to Thomas Aquinas, private property did not exist in Paradise but arose only...

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Reply to Objection 1: Private Property Does Not Contradict Natural Law

Jul 3, 2015

Reply to Objection 1: Private Property Does Not Contradict Natural Law

Private property does not contradict natural law, in which everything is in common. Aquinas...

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Three Reasons Private Property Is Necessary

Jul 1, 2015

Three Reasons Private Property Is Necessary

Aquinas gives three reasons why private property is necessary, drawing heavily from Aristotle’s Politics....

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Aquinas’s First Objection to Private Property: Everything is in common by natural law

Jun 23, 2015

Aquinas’s First Objection to Private Property: Everything is in common by natural law

If everything is in common according to natural law, how can there be private...

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Aquinas On Whether Private Property is Natural or Lawful

Jun 17, 2015

Aquinas On Whether Private Property is Natural or Lawful

This is the beginning of my commentary on Thomas Aquinas’s views of private property...

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Aquinas on Private Property

Jun 17, 2015

Aquinas on Private Property

This is the beginning of Aquinas’s discussion of private property. Previously, I discussed Aquinas’s...

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Aquinas, Aristotle and the Naturalness of Sustenance (Aquinas Answer Part II)

Jun 11, 2015

Aquinas, Aristotle and the Naturalness of Sustenance (Aquinas Answer Part II)

Humans naturally need sustenance argues Aquinas following Aristotle. [This is a continuation of my...

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