Natural Law Theory

Natural Law Theory - Natural Law Theory The standard in...

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1 2/9/2006 1 Natural Law Theory ± The standard in ethics is human nature. ± What are our God given natures? 2/9/2006 2 Reason is given to us. ± No conflict between reason and faith. ± Reason can be used to prove the truths of faith and revelation. 2/9/2006 3 Divison of Basic Values ± Biological Characteristics ± Distinctly Human Characteristics
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2/9/2006 4 Four basic values. ± Life ± Procreative ± Knowledge ± Sociability 2/9/2006 5 Life ± From the natural inclinations that we and all other animals have to preserve our own existence, we can infer that life is good, that we have an obligation to promote our own health, and that we have the right to self defense. Negatively, this inclination implies that murder and suicide are wrong. 2/9/2006 6 Procreation ± From the natural inclination that we and all animals have to engage in sexual intercourse and to rear offspring we can infer that procreation is a value and that we have an obligation to produce and rear children. Negatively, this inclination implies
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