dueness

dueness

(ˈdjuːnəs)
n
the condition of being due
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rational, nature and thus has the quality of moral rectitude, and, if [empty set] is the only such act possible in a given context, the additional quality of moral necessity or dueness.' (We can call this thesis 'rationalist'.) For Aquinas, on the other hand, what is decisive, in discerning the context of the natural law, is one's understanding of the basic forms of (not-yet-moral) human well-being as desirable and potentially realizable ends of opportunities and thus as to-be-pursued and realized in one's action--action to which one is already beginning to direct oneself in this very act of practical under-standing.