09.Natural Law - Week 9: Natural Law Moral Awareness...

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Week 9: Natural Law What do these figures have to do with Natural Law? Objectives Understand how a Natural Law theorist determines if an action is right Understand natural inclinations of human beings Explain the Principle of Forfeiture in a military context Explain the Doctrine of Double Effect in a military context Moral Awareness (Observe) Moral Analysis (Orient) Moral Reasoning (Decide) Moral Courage (Act) Motives to do the act Consequences of the act Character of the actor
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Eternal Law (“God as cosmic architect” – Eberle ) Summary of Laws Divine Law (infallible “oughts” from God) eternal temporal Natural Law (“oughts” determined by reason) Civil Law Individual Rights
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Basic Content of Natural Law Self-Preservation (Live) Self-defense Murder Suicide Euthanasia Procreation (Reproduce) Marry & multiply Sterilization Abortion Artificial contraception Knowledge (Learn) Develop intellect Promote learning Censorship Banning stem cell research Experimenting on animals Sociability ( Love ) Develop virtuosity Help others Pursue close relationships Defend state, respect its authority Lying Promise-breaking Law-breaking Slander, false rumor Thus…Prohibitions “An action is right if it fulfills natural inclinations of human beings: life, procreation, knowledge, and sociability” Natural Inclination + Reason
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09.Natural Law - Week 9: Natural Law Moral Awareness...

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