1. Foundations. Key terms. Aristotle, Eudaimonia, Aquinas, The Four Tiers of Law, Cicero, John Paul II
2. Application to practical issues, with reference to synderesis rule, primary precepts, subtraction, double effect, intention, real and apparent goods. Applied to the preservation of life, euthanasia, reproduction.
3. Evaluation. The is-ought fallacy. Objective purpose. Calvin, Hobbes, Barth, Hume Moore Hans Kung, Kai Nielson, Dawkins, CS Lewis.
Role of the Bible in Natural Law, St Paul, Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf,
Guest Speaker Dr Andrew Pinsent University of Oxford. Natural Law and its application in the Roman Catholic Church.
Approx. 15 hours of guided learning with 11 videos, lecture notes, original sources, 2 podcasts, 3 multiple choice quizzes, guest speaker