GOVT 345 Quiz 2

GOVT 345 Quiz 2 Liberty University

  1. For Kant, moral principles are self-evident.
  2. Among classical Romans, probably nobody articulated the nature law theory as well as Cicero.
  3. The final or end cause of the polis is the common good of its citizens.
  4. Sir William Blackstone was enormously influential on the Continent but American colonists dismissed him as a Tory.
  5. Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.” Blackstone assumed this to be true.
  6. According to Locke, the purpose of civil government is to secure economic equality.
  7. One could argue that natural law is revelation—it is general revelation.
  8. The “big three” Greek philosophers are Aristotle, Socrates, and Maimonides.
  9. For Aquinas, the law written on the heart is all one needs to develop virtuous habits.
  10. Thomas Hobbes embraced natural law since it justified overthrowing the king.
  11. For Locke, the problem is not that man is ignorant of natural law but that he rebels against it.
  12. For Aquinas, the well spring of all law is natural law.
  13. According to Samuel Adams, some unjust laws may still be considered law if they were properly passed by a local representative assembly.
  14. Natural laws are rationally self-evident. The nature of man or the world never enters into the equation.
  15. Aristotle defines happiness as pleasure, honor, virtue, and prosperity.
  16. American jurisprudence sits squarely in the natural law tradition.
  17. Plato’s systematic treatise on the natural law is still one of the greatest works of antiquity.
  18. The literal definition of “aristocracy” means “the rich rule”.
  19. For Augustine, to violate true law is to violate our fundamental nature.
  20. For Grotius, a man ought not to rule unless his reason is ruled by and wholly obedient to the God of scripture.
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