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Andrew Lang MA Thesis Complete Archival Version 4-1-11

Andrew Lang MA Thesis Complete Archival Version 4-1-11

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 CLARIFYING THE CONCEPT OF
PRÆTER INTENTIONEM 
IN AQUINASA thesis by Andrew M. Lang presented toThe Faculty of The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Unionin partial fulfillment of therequirements for the degree of Master of ArtsBerkeley, CaliforniaFebruary 8, 2010Committee SignaturesSr. Marianne Farina, C.S.C., Coordinator DateFr. Edward Krasevac, O.P., 1
st
Reader DateDr. Marga Vega, 2
nd
Reader Date
 
iiFor my wife Alyssa Jane
il miglior fabbro
 
iiiCONTENTSIntroduction...........................................................................................................................................1Chapter I: The Elements of Moral Action ........................................................................................41. The Moral Act Generally Considered ..............................................................................42. Object in Aquinas ................................................................................................................83. Use of Object in Moral Matters.......................................................................................114. Relating the Moral Object to the Structure of Moral Acts..........................................155. The Structure of the Moral Act .......................................................................................20Chapter II: The Objective Specification of Moral Action ............................................................221. The End of the Moral Act Generally Considered ........................................................222. Which End Specifies the Moral Act? ..............................................................................263. Remote Ends ......................................................................................................................274. Proximate Ends ..................................................................................................................295. Resolution ...........................................................................................................................326. Summary .............................................................................................................................35Chapter III: The Context of STh. II-II, q. 64 .................................................................................37Chapter IV: Steven Long....................................................................................................................431. Long on Cajetan .................................................................................................................432. Long on Double Effect ....................................................................................................473. Assessing Long ..................................................................................................................52Chapter V: Thomas Cavanaugh ........................................................................................................591. Cavanaugh on the Moral Act ...........................................................................................592. Cavanaugh on Double Effect Situations .......................................................................673. Evaluating Cavanaugh’s Theory ......................................................................................72Chapter VI: The Account of Double Effect ..................................................................................761. Preliminary Remarks .........................................................................................................762. Three Paradigmatic Cases ................................................................................................773. Aquinas’ Criteria: The Heart of the Matter ...................................................................804. The Common Principles of the Three Cases ................................................................855. Three Residual Difficulties ...............................................................................................866. Recapitulation.....................................................................................................................947. A Final Test Case: Ectopic Pregnancy ...........................................................................95Conclusion .........................................................................................................................................103Bibliography .......................................................................................................................................109

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