Natural Law Theory

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  • Aristotle
    • Function, purpose & end
      • Soul is rational, body changes for this form
  • Everything works to and end,  telos
    • Function, purpose & end
      • Soul is rational, body changes for this form
    • Eudemonia is the final end
    • Final purpose achieved
  • Teleological
    • Everything works to and end,  telos
      • Eudemonia is the final end
      • Final purpose achieved
  • Primary Precepts
    • Natural Law
      • Aquinas
        • Aristotle, Bible & Paul- lying wrong etc
        • Goodness
          • God is changeless, consistent
            • God = good. Can not create evil
          • NL= Eternal law
      • Aristotle
        • Secondary Precepts
          • Human reason
            • Duty for moral goods
            • Rational creatures
              • Eternal Law
                • Divine Law
              • Natural Law
              • Human Law
          • Implement primary
            • Not strict in nature
              • Human reason
                • Duty for moral goods
                • Rational creatures
                  • Eternal Law
                    • Divine Law
                  • Natural Law
                  • Human Law
        • Strengths
          • Universal
            • Unites mono-religions
          • Precepts good in most society
            • Helps societies ethical lives
          • Non hedonistic
          • Social harmony
        • Weakensses
          • What is natural?
          • Karl Barth
          • Peter Vardy
          • Naturalistic fallacy
      • Preservation of live
      • Procreation
      • Knowledge
      • Education
      • Peaceful living
    • Natural Law
      • Aquinas
        • Aristotle, Bible & Paul- lying wrong etc
        • Goodness
          • God is changeless, consistent
            • God = good. Can not create evil
          • NL= Eternal law
      • Secondary Precepts
        • Implement primary
          • Not strict in nature
        • Strengths
          • Universal
            • Unites mono-religions
          • Precepts good in most society
            • Helps societies ethical lives
          • Non hedonistic
          • Social harmony
        • Weakensses
          • What is natural?
          • Karl Barth
          • Peter Vardy
          • Naturalistic fallacy
      • Restricts God's power
        • Total obedience makes us robotic

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