Introduction to Natural Law

  • Created by: Tasmin
  • Created on: 20-09-19 12:24

Key Questions

  • Does NML provide helpful method for moral decision-making?
  • Can judgement of something be based on success or failure in achieving telos?
  • Does the universe have a telos?
  • Does human nature tend towards good?
  • Can the doctorine of the double effect be usedto justify an action?

Natural Law Background

  • Deontological theory with right and wrong judged on telos
  • Theory pre-dates christianity and does not rely on specific reference to teachings on God (not fundementaly a catholic or religious approach to ethics)

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