Unformatted text preview: Non-Theists of Natural Law The Divine Command is whatever God said is good by default, and bad is what God doesn’t say Not reasoned God’s command is arbitrary (mysterious) Not impartial because there is a multiplicity of religion Which one is right? Who decides right & wrong? Theists – Religious (God’s intended function /order/purpose) Non-Theists – Non-religious Argue that there are ordered rules to the universe, observed by science Unnatural = bad Reason guides Function What is “natural”? Intended function (Potential) Aristotle – Telos (Point to potential) Telos of an acorn? Oak tree Telos of human? It’s hard to decide what is the answer because we don’t know the intended function of us… Some things unnatural, but they aren’t immoral (bad) (like you wear pants, use mouth to communicate/whistle, etc) Why are any unnatural things immoral?...
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- Spring '11
- Natural Law, Divine Command Natural, Good/Bad Intended function, conduct Holy rules, world Fallen world