Natural Law - The Basics


Natural Law

Origins in Aristotle's 4 causes - material, efficiant, formal and final cause. Our purpose is to achieve eudemonia - ULTIMATE HAPPINESS

Aquinas developed focusing on efficiant and final causes. Efficiant cause - God. Final cause - to achieve union with God.

Natural Law;

  • Innate, unwritten, moral code
  • Part of hierarchy of law
  • Eternal law (mind of God…


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