Medieval And Modern Ethics

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Medieval and Modern Ethics Does morality come into question when a decision needs to be made on an ethical level? Upon reviewing the situation the person begins to dig deep inside themselves to understand the situation from a personal level, and after taking everything into consideration they then form a conclusion. In addition the men who based their choices on sound mind and considered all things ethical made moral apparent. The question that is being raised is asking how would Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther King, Jr., David Hume, and Nel Noddings handle the situation of turning children away. In the light of the question being so complex I plan on explaining first Thomas Aquinas and where he stood on the matter of morality, then I will follow that by breaking down essentially what Dr.King meant when he explained his duty to the South, After touching on Dr.King I will go on to David Humes to break down his skepticism and apply his view to the question of mortality, to sum up the paper I will end with Nel Noddings and her care theory. Thomas Aquinas believed natural laws were based off reason and not of moral standing "First, properly and essentially, and thus natural law is not a habit. For it has been stated above that the natural law is something appointed by reason, just as a proposition is a work or reason (Marino 123)." Furthermore, Thomas Aquinas associates reasoning with habits "Accordingly since the precepts of the natural law are sometimes considered by reason
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