Natural Law

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Aristotle
First thought of the theory. God gave humans reason to seperate them from animals.
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Aquinas
Developed the theory. Reason is given as a gift by God so that humans can decide what is right ot wrong.
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4 laws
Eternal, Divine, Natural and Human
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Primary Precepts
Worship God, Organised society, Reproduce, Learn, Defend the innocent
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Secondary Precepts
Laws to match the purposes
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Apparent and Real goods
Apparent goods = What you think is good but isn't. Real goods = things that are actually good.
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Morally wrong acts
No one wants to commit wrong acts, they have used their reason in the wrong way
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End purpose
To have eternal life with God in bliss
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Double Effect
Act is based on intention rather than consequence. Murder is seen as wrong, but can be seen as good if it is in self defence and the intention was not to kill.
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Developed the theory. Reason is given as a gift by God so that humans can decide what is right ot wrong.

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Worship God, Organised society, Reproduce, Learn, Defend the innocent

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Laws to match the purposes

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