Ethics Prep for Chpt 11 & 7 Rights Ethics & Ethical Egoism

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©Kimber 2014 Note : The “Summary” at the end of each chapter usually offers a good overview of the material, and some article excerpts and readings are included at the end of the chapters (especially in the 6 th edition). Prep Questions Ethics for Life by Judith Boss Chapter 11: Rights Ethics - (Challenge Synthesis) What is the difference between legal rights and natural rights ? Which is relative and which is universal? Explain why this is significant. - ( To answer this question, turn to the deontology chapter, or look up John Rawls in the index ) Read closely the section on “John Rawls: A Theory of Justice,” which includes an explanation of the veil of ignorance . Try to grasp the concept of the “veil of ignorance” presented by John Rawls. Be able to provide a brief explanation of the veil of ignorance and the two principles of justice that emerge from its application. - According to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (excerpt), are human rights a Western creation (and, therefore,
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