Natural Moral Law

Important note for anyone looking at Virtue Ethics/Natural Law/Anthology Extracts on Aristotle and Kant.

I have made some minor revisions to references to the Aristotelian notion of eudaimonia where it is mentioned in the relevant blog entries, revision tests and other material that is available here, having been prompted to do so by the fact that my previous attempts to explain the concept related it rather too closely to …

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Extension Material: 1. Just War Theory and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict. 2. Noam Chomsky on the morality of war and Ukraine.

Just War Theory and the Ukraine-Russia War Before getting to the philosopher Noam Chomsky’s thoughts about the Ukraine-Russia conflict, it is worth looking at it from the perspective of Just War Theory, as the Edexcel syllabus mentions that contemporary conflicts ‘may be evaluated against this theory.’ The principles that inform Just War Theory have previously …

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Situation Ethics in practice – an overview of the content of Joseph Fletcher’s less well-known book.

This aim of this post is to provide an additional resource for both teachers and students who are studying or revising Situation Ethics and, in particular, the topic of sexual ethics (as four chapters of the above publication are devoted to aspects of it). Additionally, Fletcher discusses the Is-Ought gap, Natural Law, euthanasia, the nature …

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Revision test for the Edexcel syllabus on Natural Moral Law

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR NATURAL MORAL LAW THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE AND HERE .  THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) SHOULD ALSO BE OF USE TO STUDENTS FOLLOWING OTHER ADVANCED LEVEL RELIGIOUS STUDIES COURSES. BEAR IN MIND THAT THEY ARE MEANT TO BE DIFFICULT. FOR THIS …

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Course Notes on Sexual Ethics for Edexcel students Part 3 – A Summary

From the Edexcel Syllabus 3.2 Sexual Ethics  a) The contribution of at least one world religion on issues in sexual ethics, including the teaching of sacred text(s) and understanding of the diversity of religious approaches, sexual relationships in and outside of marriage, including pre-marital sex, adultery, promiscuity, same-sex relationships, including marriage and civil partnership, contraception …

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Course Notes for Edexcel students : Introduction to Sexual Ethics

This introduction should help you to get clearer about your own views about sexual morality in terms of which actions you think are morally right and which are morally wrong. So it’s about finding out where our own boundaries are. Interestingly, a couple of philosophers who have contributed a lot to the debate about sexual …

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