By Saint Thomas Aquinas, Richard J. Regan
The 1st entire translation into sleek English of Aquinas unfinished statement on Aristotle's "Politics", this translation follows the definitive Leonine textual content of Aquinas and furthermore reproduces in English these passages of William of Moerbeke's famously exact but elliptical translation of the "Politics" from which Aquinas labored. Bekker numbers were extra to passages from Moerbeke's translation for simple reference.
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Such means collectively constitute the whole property of the household, and slaves, since they are living property, are living instruments supporting the life of the household. And living instruments, such as the assistants of a craftsman and slaves in a household, are superior to other instruments, namely, in using and moving other instruments. And we need assistants and slaves for this. For the chief craftsmen, whom we call master craftsmen, would not need assistants, nor the masters of households slaves, if each inanimate instrument were to recognize its master and be able to perform its task at his command.
But a human society is constituted of many things. Therefore, it is natural and expedient that someone rule and another be ruled. And the foregoing, in which he has shown that human beings are by nature political animals, and so that it is natural that a society be constituted of many human beings, demonstrated the minor premise of the argument. And so, prescinding from the minor premise, he proves the major premise. And then he does three things in the argument. First, he posits the major. Second, he proves it .
Second, he shows how to understand what they say . Therefore, he says first that, because of the need to avoid the aforementioned inappropriateness, people want to say that only foreigners, not noble human beings, become slaves when captured in war. 8. Then he shows how to understand what people say. And he says that they seem to speak only about natural slavery in the case of foreigners because of the foreigners’ mental deficiency and not in the case of noble war captives. This is because, as he has said before [chap.