Natural Law

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  • Universe is purposive (things on earth seek to achieve their goal)
    • Goal of human life is flourishing
    • Both
      • Telos
        • Aquinas
          • Earthly happiness is a foretaste of heavenly bliss
        • Aristotle
          • Eudaimonia
      • Using reason we can work out what is good for us and how to achieve our goals in life
  • 1) The act must not be evil in itself
    • 2) Good and evil from act must be at least equal
      • 3) Intention of the agent must be good
        • 4) A proportionally serious reason must be present to justify allowing the indirect bad effect


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