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St. Thomas (Group 6) - Legal Philosophy

St. Thomas (Group 6) - Legal Philosophy

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Published by: Leiya Lansang on Mar 13, 2009
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St. Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Catholic priestin the Dominican Order, and an immenselyinfluential philosopher and theologian in thescholastic tradition, known as Doctor Angelicus,Doctor Universalis and Doctor Communis. He wasthe foremost classical proponent of naturaltheology, and the father of the Thomistic school of philosophy and theology. His influence on Westernthought is considerable, and much of modernphilosophy was conceived as a reaction against,or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly inthe areas of ethics, natural law and political
Aquinas is held in the Catholic Church to be themodel teacher for those studying for thepriesthood. The works for which he is best-knownare the
Summa Theologica
and the
SummaContra Gentiles,
One of the 33 Doctors of theChurch, he is considered by many Catholics to bethe Catholic Church's greatest theologian andphilosopher. Consequently, many institutions of learning have been named after him.

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