Thomas Hobbes' The Descriptive Natural Law


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Which of the following expresses the views of natural law according to St. Aquinas and St. Augustine?

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1. How does Thomas Hobbes differ from St. Aquinas and St. Augustine?

2. What does it mean for a natural law to be descriptive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the Descriptive Natural Law. You will be tested on topics such as St. Aquinas and St. Augustine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • How St. Aquinas and St. Augustine viewed natural law
  • How Hobbes' view differed from the above
  • Fundamental good for humankind

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Descriptive Natural Law
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Hobbes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding humankind and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the law, study the lesson Thomas Hobbes' The Descriptive Natural Law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details human universals
  • Explains the influence of St. Augustine and St. Aquinas
  • Covers the contributions of Hobbes
  • Explores prescriptive approach to natural law