Proportionalism: historical background

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  • Created on: 14-05-18 10:19

Proportionalism wishes to work within the Natural Law tradition, but rejects the static, unchanging and absolute interpretation held by the Roman Catholic Church. It sits between the two opposite approaches of Natural Law (deontological, instrinsic goods, magesterium) and Situation Ethics (consequential,  instrumental, agape).

Natural Law and instrinsic goods - the Magesterium of the Roman Catholic Church
According to Aquinas, intrinsic evils are where the nature of the act itself is wrong and…


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