Ethics: Natural Law and Social Darwinism Essay





consider how the concepts of natural law and natural rights relate to social Darwinism and how
that relationship might be problematic.


1. read the attached article relating racism to social Darwinism, a theory that uses the idea of natural law to purport that the
suffering ofthe weak is best for humankind.

2. In a Word document, write a short essay based on the questions below.

Does the relationship between natural law and social Darwinism surprise you? Why or why not? What about the relationship
between Social Darwinism and racism?

Has your opinion of social Darwinism changed or remained the same after reading the article? Why?

How have the theory of social Darwinism and the information in the article influenced your views of natural law and natural
rights? What problems might arise in applying these theories in society?


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