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Telos
Origins of the significant concept of telos in Aristotle and its religious development in the writing of Aquinas.
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Eternal Law
The principles by which God made and controls the universe and which are only fully known to God.
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Divine Law
The law of God revealed in the Bible, particularly in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.
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Natural Law
The moral law of God within human nature that is discoverable through the use of reason.
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Human Law
Laws which have been derived from human reason alone.
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Key precept
Do good and avoid evil
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5 primary precepts
Preservation of life, ordering of society, worship of God, education of children, reproduction.
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Post- Modern
Describing system of thought in which there is no single story or “meta-narrative” about the world - thus relative.
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Constructivism
Belief that significant concepts such as number are constructs or human creations, and have no character or meaning beyond the context in which they were created.
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Relativism
Having a quality in relation to other things, and thus not absolute - time and culture dependent.
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Absolute
Having an unchangeable character, not dependent on culture or time.
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Axiom
An assumption or working principle, not derived from previous arguments, but without which, an argument may not be able to be proposed.
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Teleological
Relating to an explanation of a thing in terms of its end or goal.
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Telos
Greek word meaning end or goal
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Aristotelian
Derived from the thought of Aristotle (384-322 BC).
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Good Life
The belief that there is a rational goal to life, formulated by the ancient Greeks as a life of restraint and civic duty.
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Morality
System of beliefs and practices relating to how one ought to live and behave towards others.
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Eternal Law

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The principles by which God made and controls the universe and which are only fully known to God.

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Divine Law

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Natural Law

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Human Law

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