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Pablo Romo Discussion Questions (8) CC (C1102.046) 2/11/10 Sieyés: What is the Third Estate , The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), de Gouges: The Rights of Woman (1791) 1) In The Declaration of the Rights of Man , one of the important concepts is political liberty, “the power of doing whatever does not injure another” (IV). This is assumed to be a natural right of man, and yet is meant to be enforced by law. This law is later states to “an expression of the will of the community” (VI). However, there seems to be a con- tradiction: If natural rights are, in fact, natural, then why say that they need to be en- forced by law? In addition, by saying that the laws are whatever the communities want, there arises another dilemma: the relativization of laws. If one tries to say that these wouldn’t be relative because they are naturally in everyone, then we are simply pointed back to the first view. What comes first, laws or morals? What exactly was the view of the people who drafted this Declaration? 2)
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