The Question of Rights

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1/13/11 Natural Rights? Based on an old question: Who has higher dignity? Nature The fiat of Society
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1/13/11 Natural Rights If nature holds higher dignity, than rights and justice are arbitrary decisions. In other words, they may produce peace, but not truth => they are means to an end, but do not have a meaning on their own.
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1/13/11 Natural Rights Human creativity surpasses nature as the source of rights. Notions of right and wrong are not fundamentally arbitrary. John Locke: People have an inherent knowledge of good and bad. “Private passions are not to be feared; since authority is meant to repress them … It is the passions of administrators that are to be feared.”
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Natural Rights Jeremy Bentham: The idea of natural rights is “Nonsense on stilts.” In his theory, human beings are the slaves to two masters pain and pleasure. There is no difference between
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PS ps 240 taught by Professor Ralphschoellhammer during the Spring '10 term at Kentucky.

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