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1. Summa theologić I-II, Question 95, Fourth Article. (shortened hereafter to the format: Q.95, A.4) [p.63 of Baumgarth and Regan’s edition of Saint Thomas Aquinas’ thought On Law, Morality, and Politics.]

2. Aristotle, Politics, Book I, Chapter 2. 1253a2. (again, the emphasis is mine)

3. As he states in ST I-II, Q.95, A.4, “Finally, there is a form of government made up by all of these [i.e., monarchy, aristocracy, oligarchy, and democracy], and which is the best..”

4. ST I-II, Q.91, A.1. [p.18]

5. ST I-II, Q.91, A.2. [p.20]

6. ST I-II, Q.91, A.3. [p.21] (emphasis mine)

7. Aquinas’ de regimine principum (On Princely Government), Chapter XIV, paragraph 2.

8. de regimine principum, Chapter XIV, paragraph 4.

9. ST I-II, Q.100, A.2. [pp.86-87]

10. Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (translated by Terence Irwin, Hackett Publishing Company, ©1985), Book V, Chapter 1, 1129b20-1130a15.

11. ibid.

12. ST II-II, Q.58, A.6. [p.154]

13. ibid.

14. ST II-II, Q.58, A.12. [p.163]

15. See especially NE, Book V, Chapter 2, 1130b20-30.

16. de regimine principum, Chapter XIV, paragraph 4.

17. de regimine principum, Chapter XV, paragraph 1.

18. de regimine principum, Chapter II, paragraph 2.

19. ST II-II, Q.10, A.11. [pp.254-255]

20. ST I-II, Q.96, A.3. [p.69]

21. ST I-II, Q.95, A.1. [p.57]

22. ST II-II, Q.104, A.3. [pp.239-240]

23. ST I-II, Q.95, A.2. [p.60]

24. NE, Book VI, Chapter 2, 1143b11.

25. ST I, Q.1, A.1.

26. ST I-II, Q.61, A.5.

Fundamentals of Political Theory
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Fall 1991
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