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Natural Law mindmap
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'The natural' doesn't depend on grading in society or birth.
'The natural ' is something which is everywhere
It is valid everywhere to everyone at all times
You don't need to be intellectual to understand or receive 'the natural'
It is forever and eternal
'The natural' does not change with age or time and it's like your soul is always with her.
Believed that the final cause (what it's for) is what God intended it to do.
The efficient cause is God - who brought the world into existence
Did not see this as a threat to Christianity
Linked the Stoics idea of Universal Natural Law to Aristotle's view that people have a purpose and function
Believed that the universe has a basic design and purpose which within it the human morality should work in harmony with
Aquinas believed that everyone has the sense of Natural Law within themselves, which inclines them towards perfection
Preservation of Life
Educating the Young
Living in a Society
To concentrate on NL you have to have a civilised society which is free to survive and flourish and these precepts are essential
Preservation of Life - Do not commit suicide and do not switch off life-support machines
Educating the Young - Education is free and make schooling compulsory
Living in a Society - Build more homes and encourage community activities
Worshipping God - Set one day aside for a week for worship and hold school assemblies
Reproduction - Permit IVF and surrogacy whilst contraception is wrong
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