Of the Goodness and Malice of the Interior act of the Will
We must now consider the goodness of the interior act of the will; under which head there are ten points of inquiry:
- Whether the goodness of the will depends on the subject?
- Whether it depends on the object alone?
- Whether it depends on reason?
- Whether it depends on the eternal law?
- Whether erring reason binds?
- Whether the will is evil if it follows the erring reason against the law of God?
- Whether the goodness of the will in regard to the means, depends on the intention of the end?
- Whether the degree of goodness or malice in the will depends on the degree of good or evil in the intention?
- Whether the goodness of the will depends on its conformity to the Divine Will?
- Whether it is necessary for the human will, in order to be good, to be conformed to the Divine Will, as regards the thing willed?