• Feminism In Christian Ethics
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    In Feminism And Christian Ethics, Lisa Sole Cahill argues that feminist ethics has much to offer Catholicism. For one, the main issues that concern feminist ethics are basically the same ones that make up Catholic identity. That is, how women and men define themselves in society, what means are available to them for attaining their ends- in short inter personal and social relations. Second, the founding principles that guide feminist ethics are rooted in the tradition of natural law, a tradition...
  • John Locke Philosophy Civil Government
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    The basic elements in John Locke's political theory are natural rights, social contract, and government by consent, and right of revolution. Locke was very concerned with the "property right" and derived property right from higher law. He also declared that natural law remained valuable in civil society as the fundamental measure of men's rights. For him, natural law effectively begins and ends with the natural right of property. The true end of civil government is defending property and the ri...
  • Thomas Aquinas 2 Mortal Sin
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    THOMAS AQUINAS Saint Thomas Aquinas, as a philosopher, wrote several works that justified Christianity in a philosophical context, taking cue on Aristotle's old writings. Naturally, Aquinas took up on the Church's "ultra-conservative" views on sexuality and worked to rationalize them through his own theory of natural law. Aquinas argues against any form of sex where the intention to produce children is not involved. He explains this through his theory of natural law, where sex is purely for the ...
  • John Locke 4 State Of Nature
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    John Locke embraced many ideas Hobbes presented in his theories on the state of nature and the rise of government and society. They differed however, in that Locke believed that God was the prime factor in politics. He believed that individuals were born with certain natural rights given not by government or society, but by God. This he said, is what gives all people equality. Hobbes other key points consisted mainly of property rights and the invention of money. Besides the right to self preser...
  • King Lear Father Shakespeare Children
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    Some of Shakespeare's most well known works are his tragedies. One of the reasons they are still read worldwide is Shakespeare's study of character and the relationships, which these characters are involved with. In order to get the full tragedy; the characters must represent basic morals or ideas. A common theme among a lot of Shakespeare works is the idea of family and what it means to be within and part of a family. This idea of a natural law, in which it deals with society's and family's exp...
  • Locke Vs Hobbes State Of Nature
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    Locke versus Hobbes Locke and Hobbes were both social contract theorists, and both natural law theorists, but there the resemblance ends. All other natural law theorists assumed that man was by nature a social animal. Hobbes assumed otherwise, thus his conclusions are strikingly different from those of other natural law theorists. What would life and human relations be like in the absence of government Thomas Hobbes was the first to attempt to illustrate this condition using an intellectual devi...
  • Natural Law Understanding Locke Letter
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    Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17 th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concerning natural law of that time. He argued that humans in the state of nature are free and equal, yet insecure in their freedom...
  • John Locke Natural Law
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    Locke, John (1632-1704) English philosopher, who founded the school of empiricism. Locke was born in the village of Wring ton, Somerset, on August 29, 1632. He was educated at the University of Oxford and lectured on Greek, rhetoric, and moral philosophy at Oxford from 1661 to 1664. In 1667 Locke began his association with the English statesman Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1 st earl of Shaftesbury, to whom Locke was friend, adviser, and physician. Shaftesbury secured for Locke a series of minor gover...
  • American Third Parties Libertarian Party
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    Americas Third Parties which one is biggest August, 1999 America currently has five nationally organized third parties: Reform, Libertarian, Green, Constitution (U. S. Taxpayers), and Natural Law. Each of these five parties has received 100, 000 votes for at least one of its candidates in the past 20 years. No other currently existing third party in America has done so. Which of the five is the biggest and strongest is difficult to say. The Reform Party can claim dominance in a few recent elect...
  • Issues Of Colonization Natural Law
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    Just War Theories in the West Since the beginning of time, strong nations have taken over weaker ones without any consideration for the indigenous people of those lands. Some claim that because many of these peoples are inferior intellectually and / or physically to the conquerors, than by nature they are slaves and, as stated by Aristotle, "it is better for them as inferiors that they should be under the rule of a master (Aristotle, Vitoria 239)." However, natural law claims that all men are eq...
  • Women And Spirituality Feminist Ethics
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    Try Collegiate Care Women and Spirituality What we find as an original response to existences meaning is the belief in a greater being or higher power, eg. God, that we serve and obey in the trade for a fruitful, everlasting life. This can be connected to the theory of the Earth-Mother. The female in nature was intended to represent reoccurring life. Ancient people held the belief that they would return to the body of the womb of mother earth and then be given a new life. This ancient belief is...
  • Natural Law King Laws Theory
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    This paper is about the world, but I've never written it. Editing Resources Other Resources Hosted by pair Networks A Critique of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Version of Natural Law Theory Paradoxically, Martin Luther King, Jr. , in his 'Letter from Birmingham City Jail,' initially uses classical natural law theory to defend his actions, but immediately thereafter contradicts a fundamental tenet of this theory and relies on a 'weaker' version of natural law. In doing so, King must attempt to formul...
  • Intro To Philosophy Realism Rationalism
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    Phil or Sophie In philosophy, there are three main worldviews: Scientific Materialism, Spiritualism and Idealism/Realism/Rationalism. Scientific materialism is holds much in what we observe. What we hear, see, feel, taste, and smell, is what s real. It is totally physical. Spiritualism is the opposite of scientific materialism; it says that the physical is not always real and that there is a higher reality that transcends the physical. Idealism/Realism/Rationalism is a broad view that separates...
  • Is Feminism Harmful Natural Law
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    PART B- IS FEMINISM A HARMFUL IDEOLOGY Describe two central moral issues. In Issue 4, "Is Feminism a Harmful Ideology" I believe that the two central moral issues to this debate are as follows: (1) Is it immoral to infringe upon individual liberty (even if some other good can come of it) (2) Is it immoral to discriminate based on sex (even if there are innate differences, which are relevant to the situation) What makes these distinctly moral issues, as opposed to legal, religious, or socio-polit...
  • Macbeth Summary And Character Discription
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    Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" is considered one of his great tragedies. The play fully uses plot, character, setting, atmosphere, diction and imagery to create an intensely satisfying and compelling drama. The general setting of Macbeth is tenth and eleventh century Scotland. The play is about a once loyal and trusted noble of Scotland who, after a meeting with three witches, becomes ambitious and plans the murder of the king. After doing so and claiming the throne, he faces the other nobles of S...
  • Aquinas And Aristotle's View Of Law
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    There are six articles that he uses to describe law and in these articles there are seven key elements that are given. These elements are as follows: 1- Conscience, 2- Precepts/Reason, 3 - Virtue, 4 - Inclined by Nature, 5 - consensus gentium (everywhere reflected), 6 - Unchanging, and 7 - In-hearts/Ina liable. All of these elements set such huge standards for living and dealing with law that they are hard to follow. He begins his talk of natural law in the First Article of Question 94 by discus...
  • Eternal Law God Laws Aquinas
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    Question #1 Aquinas says that law is an! ^0 ordination! +/- or! ^0 dictate! +/- of reason, and that these always aim at happiness or blessedness. What Aquinas means here by! ^0 ordination! +/- is that he is saying that ordination is laws that are through God, not by us humans. Unlike God-made-laws, human-made-laws are either just or unjust in which case they do not impose the obligations of conscience. Aquinas believes that a law is unjust if it does not promote the common good, breaks the divin...
  • American Third Parties America
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    America? s Third Parties? which one is biggest? August, 1999 America currently has five nationally organized third parties: Reform, Libertarian, Green, Constitution (U. S. Taxpayers), and Natural Law. Each of these five parties has received 100, 000 votes for at least one of its candidates in the past 20 years. No other currently existing third party in America has done so. Which of the five is the biggest and strongest is difficult to say. The Reform Party can claim dominance in a few recent e...
  • Natural Law Antigone Kreon Society
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    4/24/00 English Antigone John Conor Dixon 4/24/00 English 562 Essay #1 Positive Law vs. Natural Law "Do what you believe is right.' This is a phrase common to us all, brought to our attention by parents, reinforced by teachers, and preached by leaders. But how does one define what is right? Is it what we believe in our hearts, or is it what we know is acceptable? This is a predominant dilemma that can be traced throughout society, and is the main focal point of Sophocles' play Antigone. Written...
  • Antigone Positive Law Natural Believes Creon
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    Positive Law vs. Natural Law; Do what you believe is right; This is a phrase common to us all, this is the main focal point of in the play Antigone, written by Sophocles. But how does one define what is right? Is it what we believe in our hearts, or is it what we know is acceptable? Antigone is one of the earliest records of the conflict between Natural law and Positive law. Sophocles exposes these two philosophical standpoints and their respective moral and political aspects by way of the two m...