Descriptive ethics of Thomas Aquinas and David Hume Discussion

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In 1,000 words, compare the descriptive ethics of Thomas Aquinas and David Hume.

  • How does each one think human behavior is motivated?
  • What role does reason play in each one's view? What about human passions and sentiments? What about God vs. sin?
  • What kind of evidence does each seem to use to support their view of human nature?
  • What does each thinker say about how human beings should live?

Organize your paper into five paragraphs, each with one purpose:

  1. an introduction paragraph (written last so that you can introduce and summarize what you say in the paper)
  2. one paragraph summarizing Thomas Aquinas's response to the above questions
  3. one paragraph summarizing David Hume's response to the above questions
  4. one paragraph comparing/contrasting these two thinkers
  5. a conclusion reflecting on this from your perspective (ask: What do I believe? How do I respond?).

Write a 3-5 page, double spaced paper according to APA guidelines comparing the Christian moral psychology of Augustine and Aquinas. How do there different viewpoints address one of the following: what do I believe, what are my politics, or how do I respond.

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Compare the descriptive ethics of Thomas Aquinas and David Hume?
St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican scripture theologian and a priest who took the
ancient maxim seriously. Thomas believed that grace builds and perfect itself on nature and it
does not destroy or set it aside. Therefore, Thomas believed that philosophy is a discipline
which examines what we know we can know about human beings and God. HE assumed that
an excellent scriptural theology presumes good logical analysis and argumentation because it
covers the topic of God and human beings. Thomas authored some books, but most of his
theories are based on the context of his doing theory. David Hume was a Scottish
Enlightenment philosopher who introduced the concept of belief. To explain this concept,
Hume stated that when people see a glass fall, they not only think that it will break, they
expect and firmly believe that I will break. He also stated that when people see the ground is
wet, they believe that it rained. Therefore, Hume defined belief as a type of liveliness or
vividness which accompanies a perception about an idea. The vividness is brought by simple
image memory or by simple impressions. Hume also introduced the concept of inference. He
stated that an inference, an observer moves from feelings to regularity associated with the
Descriptive ethics of Thomas Aquinas
According to Thomas human behavior is motivated by the relationship between the
human body and soul. The shape and soul are the...

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