Natural Law: Helpful method of moral decision making?

  • Created by: nelliott
  • Created on: 22-06-21 13:51

Natural Law: Helpful method of moral decison making?


  • Clear guidelines
  • Aims at supreme happiness
  • Flexibility in the secondary precepts
  • Recognises the importance of motive


  • Too legalistic and inflexible
  • Presumes a common human nature
  • Unfair to homosexuals
  • Out of date


It is understandable why Natural Law can be seen to be outdated and inflexible. It is far more straight-forward than other ethical theories, however this can have its downsides. Natural Law is too strict and excludes certain people. 


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