discussion on natural law



Prompt: Describe how Eternal Law and Natural Law are demonstrated through each other. Make sure to describe the ends that human beings ought to pursue on Aquinas’ formulation of natural law. Using Aquinas’ explanation of positive law (human law), give an example of a law, historical or contemporary, that was largely thought to be correct, but was repealed or reformed in light of new laws.

Required Reading: Aquinas, “Natural Law”; Rachels, Ch. 4, Sections 4.3 & 4.4

Remember: A response consists of more than one word or simply agreeing. Please cite all passages in the text (including page number) and cite all outside information according to MLA guidelines. Your answer should have AT LEAST 3 responses (possibly more), aside from your original post. You will always be required to create a post responding to the discussion prompt (300-600 words), before viewing any responses of other students. Please review your work carefully before you submit since you will not be allowed to edit it afterwards (i.e., type and edit your responses in a WordDoc before posting.) Additionally, each discussion board requires you to respond to at least three other students (50-100 words per response).

*Whenever you are responding to this essay prompt, please keep in mind you are responding to the theories and positions presented in the assigned readings and lectures. You are not directly responding to, attacking, or defending the personal beliefs of any person or persons. You task in this discussion board is it to investigate morality in an objective and impartial manner. Stick to what you can argue for using the facts and reasoning at your disposal. Be respectful and contact me with any questions.