A City Guide To Yakeshi for Wherefore, if artificial things are an imitation of natural things and a work of art is better according as it attains a closer likeness to what is in nature, it follows that it is best for a human multitude to be ruled by one person.6 the question of human nature 3 1 Aquinas also argues that humankind’s natural reason leaves it relatively well equipped to lead a peaceful, political life. His political prescriptions follow directly from his understanding of human nature. In modern times, Thomas Paine (1737 1809), the American patriot, theorist, and pamphleteer, argued for limited government based on his notion of the inherently social nature of humankind. Paine writes, To understand the nature and quantity of government proper for man, it is necessary to attend to his character. As Nature created him for social life . . A City Guide To Yakeshi 2016.