Saint Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274)

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  • Saint Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274)
    • Roman Catholics base their laws on his work
      • E.G. the canon law
    • Conscience = testa ratio i.e. right reason
    • Conscience is NOT an inner voice but rather reason making right decisions (unlike Augustine)
      • Who decides on what is right and wrong
    • Acting rationally and acting as a Christian are one and the same thing
      • Understandable - majority of our laws based on the Exodus Decalogue (10 C)
    • "Conscience is the dictate of reason...he who acts against his conscience always sins".
    • synderesis = right reason
      • Everyone's synderesis


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