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Natural Law

DEONTOLOGICAL AND ABSOLUTE
Natural Law is deontological ­ concerned with the means to the end
Natural Law is absolute ­ it does not allow any exceptions to its rule and can
be applied universally

ARISTOTELIAN PHILOSOPHY
Natural Law is rooted in the philosophy of Aristotle. He believed that…

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Primary Precepts = fundamental principles revealed by God

W orship God
O rdered society
R eproduce
L earn
D on't Die ­ Protect & preserve the self
, he starts from the belief that God exists.

Secondary precepts rules that will fulfil the requirements of the primary precepts.
e.g. Do…

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What happens when there is conflict between divine law and the reason? For

example, Jesus said turn the other cheek but natural law commands that you should
attempt to preserve your life.

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