The Kingdom Not God Alone Analysis

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In, “The True Ultimate end of Human Beings: The Kingdom, not God Alone,” Germaine Grisez excels in delving deep into the unique perceptions of Aquinas in his “Treatise on Happiness“ whilst providing well-founded refutals. Through his alternative perspective, independent thought, Germain Grisez provides a look at Aquinas’ Treatise on Happiness in a new light. In “The True Ultimate end of Human Beings: The Kingdom, not God Alone,” Germaine Grisez offers multiple oppositions to Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. Grisez begins by restating Thomas’ claims that human beings always act for an end, sometimes alternative ends are sought, but action is brought on by the ultimate end “So, it is required that the ultimate end fulfill the human person’s inner desires completely so there is nothing left to desire, which can’t be possible if something…show more content…
What I particularly enjoyed the most out of the entire article was the author’s independent thought and strength of questions. You can tell right out of the gate that he knows the Summa Theologica and Treatise on Happiness like the back of his hand. Not only were the questions and commentary thought provoking and rational, but the article was extremely well organized and much easier to read than many other academic articles I’ve read in the past. The summary was clear, the arguments logical and sound, the proof undeniable and continually cited, and the thought process was easy to follow. In relation to today’s political life, I would say the most fundamental lesson from this review is to continually question the environment in front of and behind you, be it a philosophical heavyweight such as Aquinas, or your local or federal government. This awareness aids in developing your critical thinking, which is vital to maintaining a standpoint on views which remain indefinitely pertinent to society and its
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