Please provide a summary of Summa Theologica in parts 1 and 2, questions 1–5.

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The first five questions of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologica, First Part of the Second Part, are the following:

  • What is man's ultimate goal?
  • What are the things in which man's happiness consists?
  • What is happiness?
  • What is necessary for happiness?
  • What can be said of the achievement of happiness?

As Aquinas answers these questions, he breaks each of them into eight articles:

  • What is man's ultimate goal?
    • Is it proper to man to act for a goal?
    • Is it proper only to man’s rational nature?
    • Are man’s actions determined by his goal?
    • Does human life have an ultimate goal?
    • Can one man have several ultimate goals?
    • Is everything that man wills willed to the ultimate goal?
    • Do all people have the same ultimate goal?
    • Do all other created beings share with man in this ultimate goal?

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