Natural Law Theory Application
Natural Law Theory Application AssignmentIn this assignment you will demonstrate your understanding of the Natural Law Theory’s Principle. You will also use the principle to help Claire resolve her ethical dilemma in the “Claire’s Conundrum” case you considered in Ch. 4Follow the directions below.Make sure that you have read Chapter 6 and watched the videos about Natural Law Theory—especially the one regarding its application—before you begin.This assignment will help you prepare for the “Application” Step of your upcoming Critical Thinking Paper.1. Review the case “Claire’s Conundrum” from the Chapter 4 assignments.2. Retrieve and review your Identification and Analysis assignment from Ch. 4. In particular, you will need to have your analysis chart including your options and stakeholders.3. Start your Natural Law Theory Application Assignment by stating the basic principle of Natural Law (word for word, exactly as it appears in The Moral Compass; “Good is to be…”). Then, explain what that principle means. Be sure to include an explanation of the universal human goods and how they function in helping make ethical decisions. The explanation should be in your own words—do not simply copy the textbook.4. Next, evaluate each of the options you listed in your Analysis chart from Ch. 4 to see if it interferes with any of the universal human goods. Eliminate any options that clearly violate one or more universal human goods. Explain your reasoning—say HOW an option interferes with the goods in question, don’t just assume I “get it.” Show your reasoning. Similarly, you will want to discuss whether specific options promote any of the universal human goods.5. Lastly, on the basis of the Natural Law principle, clearly state which option Claire should choose.Be sure to write this assignment according to proper academic standards and with appropriate formatting (either MLA or APA). That includes such things as setting the line spacing to double, 1” margins, and 12 pt. font. If you need guidance about how to format your paper, see Purdue’s OWL: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/purdue_owl.htmlSubmit the assignment in the appropriate drop box in MyCourses.Claire’s ConundrumTony, Claire, and Beth were the best of friends through high school. Tony and Beth attended the same college and began dating each other in their sophomore year. After graduation they announced their engagement and Beth asked Claire to be her maid of honor. About six months before the wedding, Beth’s mother became ill. Since Beth was unemployed, her father asked her if she could stay home and take care of her mother. Because her mother needed her constantly, Beth found little time to spend with Tony. Although Tony became quite lonely, he was very understanding and tried to be as supportive as he could.Two months passed and Beth’s mother’s condition worsened. Given the circumstance, Claire offered to help Beth to call off the wedding. However Beth explained that the wedding was now even more important to her mother than it was before and that she had no intention of calling it off. Claire understood and continued to be a supportive friend both to Beth and Tony. Knowing Beth’s fragile emotional condition and Tony’s feelings of loneliness, Claire made a point of spending time with both of them.One evening Claire met Tony for dinner, and noticed while dining that he was very quiet. She asked him if there was something bothering him, other than the obvious circumstance with Beth and her mother. Tony paused for a moment and asked Claire if she could keep a secret. Claire warmly assured Tony that he could tell her anything. He proceeded to confess that he had had a brief affair shortly after Beth’s mother became ill.After his confession, Tony told Claire how grateful he was to have gotten all of that off his chest and thanked Claire for being such a good friend. Still, Claire was speechless. The following week, Beth called Claire and asked her to help her pick out a restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. Beth and Claire spent the afternoon driving around visiting restaurants. In the car Beth mentioned that she thought that Tony seemed a little preoccupied for the past month, but also added that the last few times they were together he seemed like his old self again. She then asked Claire for her opinion about whether “something was going on with Tony”What should Claire do?case was based on and adapted from a case published by the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics for use in the national intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition, and is being used with their permission.