Normative Ethics > Deontological Moral Theories > Varieties of Deontological Moral Theories > Natural Law Theories
Edited by Claudia Meadows (University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Baptist University)
|Summary||Natural law theories are mostly based on the philosophical teachings of Thomas Aquinas which is a Christian philosopher. His interpretation distinguishes divine law and natural law which is the law that human beings can understand to the opposite of divine law which is understood by God only. Natural law teaches us how the behavior of humans is dictated by nature but with a closely connection to God. For example, procreation is the goal of every successful marriage to be established and should not exist otherwise. Suicide is considered as unnatural and against human nature which cannot agree with it. Natural law is the behavior of mankind in its pure and righteous way.|
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