Natural Law Ethics

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Philosophy of Religion
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781405163576
StatePublished - Feb 8 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Emotion figuring-in all human action and, far from being the enemy of reason
  • Moral norms, guiding choices between possibilities
  • Natural law ethics
  • Natural law theories, identifying principles-relevant not only to personal morality, but also to politics and law
  • Natural law theories-distinguished from theories of "intuitionist" sort
  • Natural law theorists and Aquinas-human beings having duties they have, being created with a particular nature
  • Natural law, body of moral norms-providing reasons for action and restraint
  • Term "natural" in "natural law"-source not only of confusion but also of division


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