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    Can anybody explain to me how it is that Natural law is absolutist, yet has a teleological framework? I know its something to do with the precepts.
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    (Original post by adam132)
    Can anybody explain to me how it is that Natural law is absolutist, yet has a teleological framework? I know its something to do with the precepts.
    It is ABSOLUTIST, because it doesn't consider consequences of an action when decision making. It is DEONTOLOGICAL as it involves rules, which separate actions into intrinsically wrong and right. HOWEVER, some argue the secondary precepts are teleological, but don't put it in the part A essay - Thats what my teacher told me.
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    (Original post by TheAtheist)
    It is ABSOLUTIST, because it doesn't consider consequences of an action when decision making. It is DEONTOLOGICAL as it involves rules, which separate actions into intrinsically wrong and right. HOWEVER, some argue the secondary precepts are teleological, but don't put it in the part A essay - Thats what my teacher told me.
    ahh okay, do you know why they're teleological? is it because they're applied practically?
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    Yes. Teleological ethical theory means it judges actions based on the outcome of an action. The secondary precepts considers whether or not the course of action will bring will bring positive outcomes. Therefore it stops being deontological, and starts concerning with outcomes rather than actions.
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    (Original post by TheAtheist)
    Yes. Teleological ethical theory means it judges actions based on the outcome of an action. The secondary precepts considers whether or not the course of action will bring will bring positive outcomes. Therefore it stops being deontological, and starts concerning with outcomes rather than actions.
    right, i understand. cheers, very useful
 
 
 
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