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Natural Law

Natural Law is an absolutist theory most commonly associated with St Thomas Aquinas (1224 1274).
It relies on Aquinas' basic understanding that humans innately try to do good and to avoid evil in order
to find fulfilment and happiness in life (Synderesis Rule).

Primary Precepts:
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Disadvantages of Natural Law
In modern forms Natural Law does not allow for negotiation because the Church has made
the secondary precepts into absolute rules.
It is based on very complicated notions and doesn't ask everyday questions such as 'should
hospitals get more money than schools'?
It could be argued…


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