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Ethical Systems: Part 2 of 5

Religious Ethics

Is it true that if God is dead, everything is permitted?

Berny Belvedere
Jan 30, 2018 · 18 min read
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Divine Command Theory

Natural Law Theory

organisms developed as they did because they had a natural goal (telos in Greek), or what we might call an end or a function. To explain a phenomenon, Aristotle said that one must discover its goal — to understand “that for the sake of which” the phenomenon in question existed.

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