John Finnis' Natural Law Theory

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 22:56

Background to Finnis' Natural Law Theory

  • Aristotle argued that there was a natural justice, which was valid to everyone
  • Natural Law theory was fundamentally developed by Aquinas, who claimed that Natural Law was an aspect of God's eternal law, accessed through human, God-given rationality
  • Finnis accepts the idea that there is a natural justice that is applicable to all humanity
  • Unlike Aquinas, Finnis argues that Natural Law's purpose is to ensure that a person is able to


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