Natural Law

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Natural Law 

AQUINAS ( 1225-74)

  • 'Telos' = everything in the universe has a end/purpose
  • The Telos of humans is Eudemonina ( "Human flourishing or prosperity")

Aquinas had 4 tiers of Law 

1. Eternal Law = mind of God

  • His knowledge on what is right/wrong
  • Moral truths that we cannont understand at human level. However, God has given us some abiliy to reason to work out some application to human life.

2. Divine Law = law revealed by God through commands and teachings (scriptures) 

  • Aquinas beived the laws revealed by God are reasonabl e.g, 10 comandments

3. Natural Law = moral thinking we can do wheher or not we have divine realation…


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