Natural Law Theory: Definition, Ethics & Examples


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Natural law theory recognizes a connection between the law and what?

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1. Which legal theory is considered the opposite of natural law?

2. Under the natural law theory, a law is only 'good' if it is what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these resources to learn about natural law theory. Topics you'll be tested on include what is connected to the theory and what legal theory is opposite of natural law theory's tenets.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to understand:

  • When a law is considered to be 'good'
  • What our purpose is as humans according to natural law theorists
  • Natural law principle associated with justifying war

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on natural law theory
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of natural law theory to identify what it associates with the law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legal theory which is opposite to natural law theory

Additional Learning

Read the lesson on natural law theory called Natural Law Theory: Definition, Ethics & Examples to learn more. The lesson will cover the following study points:

  • Understand human nature
  • Recognize what is meant by 'subjective'
  • Examine acts of violence from the perspective of natural law