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The sheath also contains a clear material on one end intended to help the endoscope produce better images.
This doctrine of "principal conditions" illustrates how Aquinas's moral theory--in teaching that the proximate end intended (normally) (29) gives the moral species--is based on reason, not--as moralists inclined to physicalism might charge--some broad and subjectivist notion of intention (or "intentionality") that is detached from what is concretely being done (or from embodied persons, things, and the relationships between them).
A proper description of contraceptive acts (including both the proximate or basic end intended and the reference to bodily behavior regarding sexual acts), however, is only a prerequisite for an analysis of their morality, which is the burden of this article.
Every voluntary emission of semen is illicit unless it is suitable for the end intended by nature.
7, Aquinas speaks of a per se order between an action--or, more precisely, its object--and the end intended by the agent; for instance, fighting well is per se ordered to the end of victory.
78), the doctrine of intrinsically evil acts applies properly to human acts that are evil by their object, which includes the proximate end intended by the will, "quite apart from the ulterior intentions of the one acting and the circumstances" (VS, [section] 80)," namely those circumstances that are not principal conditions of the object.
This is possible precisely because the decisive proximate end is overlooked by such revisionist theory in favor of the ulterior end intended by the agent.
Victory is the end intended by the whole team, and every member of the team is working in conjunction with every other member to achieve that end, to be possessed by everyone as common property.
But, though they will generally prove effectual in producing the end intended, there is a case in which the most punctual observance of them will be totally fruitless.
However, Thomas could not similarly explain how people who live in God's love and commit venial sins can intend only a single ultimate end, for Thomas holds that the true ultimate end is God alone, and so Thomas cannot say that the ultimate end intended by those living in God's love who commit deliberate venial sins is a set of goods made up of God and whatever they ultimately intend in sinning.