Natural law theory ("Do good and avoid evil")
- grounded in concern for human good (but, "human good" is not explained)
- Creator endows all things with a potential or tendency to serve to define a natural end
- natural potential, or tendency, of human beings is ability to live according to dictates of reason; humans are able to choose "good" over "evil"
- in natural law, evil acts are never condoned, even if they are intended to advance the noblest of ends