Strengths and Weaknesses of Natural Law

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  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Natural Law
    • Strengths
      • Absolutist and deontological
        • clear cut rules - universally applicable
      • Based on human ability to reason
        • Doesn't rely on unpredictable outcomes
      • Creates link between creator, creation and our purpose
    • Weaknesses
      • Fails to consider situation or outcome
      • Hard for non-believers to follow - based on Christian teachings
      • Not everyone bases their moral choices on reason

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