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· Religious theory (Christian)
· Deontological
· Universal & Unchangeable
· Written by Thomas Aquinas catholic monk `Summa Theologia"
· Based on aristotles teachings




Aquinas
· Absoloutist
· Deontological
Eudaimonia Telos of man
· Knowing God is most distinctive human function and key to fulfilment
· Human flourish happy life…

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Primary Precepts




Secondary Precepts
Preservation of life = self preservation and preservation of others
· Do not murder
· Do not abort
· Defend the weak
· do not commit suicide
Applying
· Sex is for reproduction contraception is wrong
· Without contraception abortion, spread HIV
Virtues
· Aquinas said…

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· intended outcome & another significant outcome leading to unintentional outcome
· intentions important NOT consequences
· allow action where unintended outcome devastating effects
· e.g. pregnant mother life at risk so abortion would be allowed




Key Quotes For and Against Natural Law

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