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That there is a pressing need for a true and definite code of ethics is one of the most patent facts of our day. Even a superficial glimpse at man's most important relations--those dealing with God, with other men, whether viewed as individuals or considered collectively--bears out this pressing need.
In the filed of politics we see that the nations of the world are at disagreement on the basic purpose of the state: Is the state for the individual, or is the individual for the state? Scholastic philosophy, and specifically Thomistic philosophy, offers a real solution to this very significant question--a solution based on the very nature of man.
White, James, "The Concept Of Law And Its Divisions According To St. Thomas Aquinas, With Special Reference To The Natural Law" (1938). Philosophy Undergraduate Theses. 75.