ph law ethics 11.9

ph law ethics 11.9 - o Was sentenced to death and refused...

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11/9/11 Tort Litigation Natural law theory- began in ancient Greece; a system of justice available to all human beings as human beings o Applies universally, transcending convention, custom, and decision o Two forms: Classical Teleological o Aristotle believed human beings are social animals who gravitate towards each other Essentialism- humans have purpose to reach Existentialism- humans have no purpose but design one for themselves Ethics and Law Sicero- “True law is right reason in agreement with nature.” (106-43 BC) o Idea that true law is really an expression of right reason- that which is in agreement with our nature; one confirms the other o Concerning natural law: if you are following laws, you are doing so because it comes naturally to you When you resist it, you are resisting your nature o “God” is the author of this law Thomas Moore- chancellor to Henry VIII; disagreed with him and was imprisoned
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Unformatted text preview: o Was sentenced to death and refused to say that he instead agreed, because he would not be able to fool himself self betrayal (pyramid diagram): divine law, natural law, human law o If subsequent laws are not derived from or reflections of prior laws, then they are invalid o If law is unethical, we are at liberty to disobey it o Law is not only a command, but the embodiment of certain values Absolute value- a value in and of itself, in terms of natural law, something that endures o VS relative value- something which changes, because it is relative to something Modernists- eliminate divine law and see natural law in rationalistic terms o Social and political relations secure rights of liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 356 taught by Professor Patrickhill during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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