Examine how the theory of Natural Law works in practice.
• Candidates are likely to use examples from a range of issues, such as nuclear war, suicide, abortion, euthanasia, and sexual ethics.
• The Specification support material contains examples of two kinds of approach, and candidates could follow one or both of these. For example, they might compare the work of two scholars on one issue, showing how reason might arrive at different conclusions about a major issue, such as war. Alternatively, they could contrast natural law thinking on an issue with utilitarian or Kantian ethics, for example, showing the workings of natural law.
• Probabilism and Equiprobabilism are not on the Specification, but may be credited. Candidates could illustrate the principle that, in the absence of certainty, questions of natural law are dealt with…