Explain, with examples, Aquinas' theory or natural law

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explain, with examples, Aquinas' theory or natural law. This theory is based on if the world was created by God, which means that this world has something of God's purpose for the world. It’s believed that everything that is created with a final purpose or design. This is called the final design. The natural law then says that the universe has a natural order that works to achieve an end of purpose. Human beings are a part of this natural world and therefore they also have a purpose of nature. Aquinas believed that something is good if it fulfills its purpose. For example, an eye is for seeing things with, but if it doesn’t work properly, it means it isn’t fulfilling its purpose. Aquinas was inspired by Aristotle who said that the result in us fulfilling our purpose would be Eudaimonia, which is interpreted as flourishing or happiness. Aquinas believed that our purpose is to do what God has made for us and that everything has been created for a purpose by God. He said that if we follow our purpose, then we reach perfection.         Natural Law is often described as deontological because, it leads to a
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set of rules that people have a duty to follow. These rules are absolutist, because they know of no exception. For example, using contraception to prevent conception is absolutely wrong, no matter what type of consequences such as the spread of AIDS, unwanted pregnancies etc. However, Aquinas' Natural Law Theory says we should try to fulfill our God-given purpose. This is teleological, as it is interested in our design or 'end'. The primary precepts - preserving life, live in an ordered society, to worship God, to educate the young and to reproduce. Those 5 precepts are teleological: they are the ...

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