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Aquinas and Augustine Essay

Individuals have their personal view of human nature and the ability to know “the good” and do “the good.” Augustine and Aquinas have their philosophy on human nature and the ability to know “the good” and do “the good.” Human nature is how we perceive the life of a human being and the characteristics that” make up” an individual. The ability to do well and know good depends on the individual and the goodness of God.
Thomas Aquinas was one of the most important world Christian theologians that lived in the middle ages. He created his philosophy of human nature. Within his perception of human nature, he considered the true perception of human nature. In Aquinas’s Summa Theologian, he expresses what it’s like to be human or the essential features. Based on his views he used characters of human being to define humans. Character exist in all human beings. According to Aquinas, to be a human being has physical and mental unit factors. This means that to be human there must be a body and soul. A human is not made up of more of each factor, it is equally united to form a human being based on Aquinas perception. Soul is considered to be the principle of life in a human being. All humans have a soul and a body but none are alike. Although some of them are similar. Before Aquinas made his perception of human nature, he took in consideration Aristotelian conception of souls. This means that Aquinas considers a soul to be “the first principle of life in those things in our world which live”. Living beings fall within three categories based on Aquinas views. These categories are either a plant, a (non-rational) animal, or a human being. Overall Aquinas view is that the soul and human body makes up a human being. If both fail, it is the result of death. (Conn, 2012)
Augustine’s views on human nature are somewhat different than Thomas Aquinas.…...

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