NORMS OF MORALITY

LAW CONSCIENCE

LAW AN ORDINANCE OF REASON PROMULGATED FOR THE COMMON GOOD BY ONE WHO HAS CHARGE OF THE SOCIETY .

ORDINANCE OF REASON LAW ORDERS AND DIRECTS HUMAN ACTS TOWARDS THEIR END LAW FLOWS FROM REASONABLE WILL: ROM THE ILLUMINED UNDERSTANDING OF THE WILL OF AN END .

REASON RECOGNIZES WHAT IS GOOD GOOD IS WHAT WE OUGHT TO FOLLOW LAW MAKES US FOLLOW WHAT IS GOOD .

PROMULGATED FOR THE COMMON GOOD AW IS MADE KNOWN TO THOSE WHO ARE BOUND BY I LAW IS NOT MEANT TO IMPOSE HARDSHIPS OR NEEDLESS RESTRICTIONS TRUE LAW TENDS TO MAKE MEN GOOD. LIBERATES MEN FROM PERVERSE AND MISTAKEN JUDGEMENTS LEADS THEM TO THEIR ULTIMATE END .

CLASSIFICATION OF LAWS: A. ACCORDING TO MANNER OF PROMULGATION NATURAL LAW POSITIVE LAW D. ACCORDING AS THEY PRESCRIBE OR FORBID AN ACT AFFIRMATIVE LAWS NEGATIVE LAWS E. ACCORDING TO EFFECT OF VIOLATION MORAL PENAL MIXED . ACCORDING TO IMMEDIATE AUTHOR DIVINE LAWS HUMAN LAWS B. ACCORDING TO DURATION TEMPORAL LAWS ETERNAL LAWS C.

CLASSES OF LAW ETERNAL LAW GOD’S ETERNAL PLAN AND PROVIDENCE FOR CREATION ETERNAL LAW APPLIES TO ALL CREATURES AND DIRECTS THEM IN HARMONY WITH THEIR NATURE .

MAN ALONE MAY REFUSE THE DIRECTION OF ETERNAL AS A BODILY BEING MAN ACTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PHYSICAL LAWS IN MATTERS THAT LIE UNDER MAN’S FREE CONTROL MAN MAY REFUSE THE DIRECTION OF ETERNAL LAW .

IT IS ALSO DIVINE NATURAL LAW CAUSE ITS ORIGIN IS ULTIMATELY TRACED BACK TO THE WILL OF GO .NATURAL LAW THAT MORAL ORDER A DIRECTIVE. ORDERING MAN TOWARDS ULTIMATE END HICH ARISES FROM THE NATURE OF MAN AND CREATIO AND WHICH CAN BE RECOGNIZED BY MAN’S REASON.

HUMAN LAW LAWS ENACTED BY CHURCH OR STATE ECCLESIASTICAL LAW CIVIL LAW A HUMAN LAW DERIVES ITS BINDING FORCE FROM NATURAL LAW AND ULTIMATELY FROM ETERNAL LAW A CONCRETE AND DETERINATE APPLICATION OF NATURAL LAW .

CONSCIENCE PRACTICAL JUDGMENT OF REASON UPON AN INDIVIDUAL ACT AS GOOD TO BE PERFORMED OR EVIL TO BE AVOIDED .

BASED ON MORAL PRINCIPLES.JUDGMENT OF REASON THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REASONING. CONSCIENCE JUDGES AN ACT AS GOOD OR BAD. .

SYNTERESIS ACQUIRED EQUIPMENT OF MORAL PRINCIPLES INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE OF RIGHT AND WRONG THE STARTING POINT OF THE REASONING PROCESS WHICH ENDS IN THE JUDGMENT OF CONSCIENCE WHEN WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH POSSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION WE COMPARE IT MENTALLY WITH MORAL RINCIPLES D ARRIVE AT A CONCLUSION WHETHER THE ACT IS GOOD OR BA .

ADVISES CONSCIENCE IS A DICTATE: “DO THIS. ALLOWS. FORBIDS. DO THAT” .CONSCIENCE IS A PRACTICAL JUDGMENT EFERENCE TO AN ACTION THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE OR AVOIDED T IS A REASONING PROCESS THAT ALWAYS ENDS IN JUDGMENT THAT COMMANDS.

CONSCIENCE IS A JUDGMENT UPON AN INDIVIDUAL ACT O BE PERFORMED OR OMMITTED IN THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANC BEFORE THE ACTION: NSCIENCE JUDGES AN ACT AS GOOD TO BE PERFORMED OR EVIL TO BE AVOID AFTER THE ACTION: CONSCIENCE IS A JUDGMENT OF APPROVAL OR DISAPPORVAL .

STATES OF CONSCIENCE CORRECT OR TRUE CONSCIENCE WHEN IT JUDGES AS GOOD THAT WHICH IS GOOD AND EVIL THAT WHICH IS EVIL ERRONEOUS CONSCIENCE INVINCIBLY ERRONEOUS VINCIBLY ERRONEOUS CERTAIN CONSCIENCE WHEN CONSCIENCE IS FIRM AND ASSURED WHEN THE AGENT HAS NO FEAR OF BEING IN ERROR MUST BE OBEYED AT ALL TIMES DOUBTFUL CONSCIENCE WHEN THE AGENT IS AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ERROR IT NOT ALLOWED TO ACT IN A STATE OF PRACTICAL DOUBT HE DOUBT MUST BE RESOLVED AND REPLACED WITH CERTITUD .

FORMATION OF CONSCIENCE: TO FORM ONE’S CONSCIENCE MEANS TO GET RID OF DOUBT AND ACHIEVE CERTAINTY O REASON OUT THE RIGHT AND WRONG OF A GIVEN SITUATION MORAL CERTITUDE IS SUFFICIENT AND REQUISITE FOR THE GUIDANCE OF THE CONSCIENCE-JUDGMENT IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE MORAL CERTITUDE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY .

.DIRECTLY: BY STUDYING THE ACT ITSELF AND ITS MORAL DETERMINANTS AND HAVING A CLEAR KNOWLEDGE OF THE QUALITY OF THE MORAL ACT AS GOOD OR EVIL INDIRECTLY: BY APPLYING THE REFLEX MORAL PRINCIPLE WHICH MEANS THAT A DOUBTFUL LAW DOES NOT BIND.

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