Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 86 (3):468-490 (1994)

Aldo Vendemiati
Pontificia Università Urbaniana
The article studies the treatise De Lege (Summa Theologiae, I-II, qq. 90-108) showing the conceptual development and theological setting: everything comes from the lex aeterna and everything leads to the lex nova. The Thomistic concept of law is not unique or misunderstanding: it is analog. The analogy is applied according to a double movement. According to the analogy of proportionality, the analogiatum princeps is human law; according to the analogy of intrinsic attribution, the analogatum princeps is the eternal law.
Keywords Law  Aquinas  Analogy  Natural Law  Eternal Law  Participation
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