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On Kingship Chapter 12 In this chapter Aquinas focused on the duties and responsibilities of a king He thinks that nature shows us how to act with reason and the best way to learn the duties of a king is focusing on the examples of government that can be found in nature He means to learn something first its substance that is nature should be observed According to Aquinas nature consists both a universal and particular form of government God is the ruler of the universal government and he governs everything by his divine providence The particular rule is like Gods rule however it is found in man Aquinas says that every creature and all spiritual powers come together under the rule of God the parts of body and other powers of the soul unite under the rule of reason Thus we can conclude that God is a kind of divine reason which governs the world human mind and reason govern the man himself And an important responsibility of a king is using his reason in the light of virtue to direct his community for their own sake That means in accordance with his duty a king should act as the mind in the body and God in the world Chapter 14 The framework of this chapter is the way that the king should take as a ruler to provide the welfare in society and to direct them to their ultimate end Aquinas says that governing is directing the governed to its particular end To better explain his claim he gives an example we can say that a ship is governed when the sailor directs it and guides it safely to the port This claim may not be stranger to us since at the beginning of the book chapter 2 Aquinas argues that the end of the archer is the end of the arrow as well Hence we may say that
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