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Natural Law
Overview
Natural Law is an ancient way of thinking about Ethics. It has 3 main sources:
1. The Bible (e.g. St. Paul)
2. The Romans (e.g. Cicero)
3. Greeks (e.g. the Stoics and Aristotle)

Natural Law is an absolutist approach to ethics. It is Universal (applies everywhere),
immutable…

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Gives everyone a `common' set of rules
Not elitist ­ not rules made by the rich to protect the rich. These are principles that
everyone can use.
Promotes equality and respect
If everyone followed it the world would be better and people would be happier


Weaknesses
People might suffer as…

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