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Summary of Natural Law Ethics

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“To disparage the dictate of reason is equivalent to condemning the command of God.”
~  Thomas Aquinas

  1. The Divine Command Theory

Let us now consider the view that morality rests upon religion. Assuming that a relationship between some God and morality exists, how do we characterize it? A classic formulation of this relationship is the divine command theory which states that “morally right” means commanded by God, and “morally wrong” means forbidden by God.

But there are multiple problems with this theory. Continue reading Summary of Natural Law Ethics