Natural Law

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Who believed that our goal was to be happy, which was, in their view, perfection?
Aristotle
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Who argued that we are born with a innate understanding of right and wrong
Aquinas
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Which scholar used a teleological argument for natural law?
Aristotle
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Which scholar used a deontological argument for natural law?
Aquinas
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What is Eternal Law?
God governs the universe through physical laws, moral laws and revealed religious laws;
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What is Divine Law
Within Christian scriptures witness to Christ. Scripture goes beyond general revelation and is called special revelation. is beyond the reach of any human capacity. It is beyond reason.
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What is Natural Law
Refers to the moral laws of god which has been built into human nature, it's also a reflection of the Eternal law.
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Human Laws
The laws we establish by human reason as our social laws.
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What word will help to remember the primary precepts
WORLD
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What are the primary precepts?
Worship God, Ordered Society, Reproduction, Learning, Defending the Innocent
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What are Secondary Precepts?
The Secondary Precepts are absolute, they are derived from the Primary Precepts and have no exceptions
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What are Primary Precepts?
The Primary Precepts describe the purpose of human life. A good person is one who fulfils their purpose
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What is Real Goodness?
Goodness that comes from our reason, and will help us to achieve our purpose
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What is Apparent Goodness?
something that we believe is good for us, but that is actually making us fall short of our potential
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Is Natural Law a prescriptive or descriptive frame work?
Descriptive
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Is Natural Law deontological or teleological?
Primarily Deontological
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Which scholars are usually associated with proportionalism?
Bernard Hoose and Richard McCormick
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Who argued that we are born with a innate understanding of right and wrong

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