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St Thomas Aquinas Philosophical Texts

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He moved from explaining how individuals could have a good life to how a good society should be built. Alsace, ca. 1200/10; d. 1268 Compendium theologicae veritatis [1265/70] (ed. in Albert the Great, ed. Curry is interested in what social political thought would look like theorized under the permanence of racism. Sciences that guide arts and draw on the philosophical knowledge of nature may produce practical results, but these subsidiary sciences (e.g., architecture or medicine) go beyond natural philosophy.

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