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Question 5, Article 4 - Whether happiness once had can be lost?

from Question 5 - How Complete Happiness Is Finally Attained

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 October 2020

J. Budziszewski
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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The respondeo or “I answer that” in this Article is the longest in the Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose. No doubt this is mostly because the problem itself is complex, but perhaps St. Thomas also wants to make sure that we get the point. If we could reach our final destination, but not stay there, what hope would there be in human life?

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