Benefits of Proportionalism

  • Created by: gemshort
  • Created on: 14-05-18 11:05

Deontological foundation of Natural Law with the flexibility of Situation Ethics

  • Natural Law offers a framework with guidelines to follow, yet the individual may act according to the demands of a particular situation
  • As a rule, one should be guided by the intrinsic values of Natural Law, but ontic evils may be justified due to the proportionate good achieved as the consequences are considered

Proportionalism recognises that Natural Law is changeable

  • Roman Catholic Church: Natural Law is a blueprint of God's instructions on how we are to live; it is unchanging and unchangable; preserved by the Magesterium; static Natural


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