Natural Law

Is Natural Law a deontological or teleological argument?
Deontological.
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What is the main aim of Natural Law?
Everything has a purpose, humans purpose is to be united with God.
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Who are the main scholars?
Aquinas and Aristotle.
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What is a telos?
The end, or purpose, of something.
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What are the four tiers of law?
Eternal, Divine, Natural and Human.
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What are the primary precepts?
Worship God, Order Society, Reproduce, Learn and Defend Life.
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What are the two types of good?
Apparent and Real.
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What is the doctrine of double effect?
Situations where an action has two effects, e.g. self-defence resulting in the death of the attacker.
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What does secondary precepts mean?
The laws whiuch follow from the primary precepts, e.g. do not murder or do not use contraception.
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What does deontological mean?
Latin for 'duty', ethics focused on the intrinsic rightness and wrongness of actions.
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