Parker - Analytic FW

Parker - Analytic FW - most rights of its citizens it is...

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Analytic Framework VC: Protection of rights (util) 1) Side-constraints are meaningless without tangible benefits. My right to free speech  means nothing if I am not in the proper physical state to exercise it, so ensuring  basic needs always comes before side constraints. 2) The primary obligation of a government is to protect its citizens. Also, foreign policy  objectives mandate a governmental actor. Since a government tries to protect the 
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Unformatted text preview: most rights of its citizens, it is nonsensical to justify citizen-citizen relations. 3) Claims to inviolability are circular since deontologists justify inviolability for the sake of inviolability. Inviolability is non-unique since people have been violated already. 4) Deontology is paradoxical because if people’s rights are valuable, then more respect for rights bears a greater moral value....
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course US 122 taught by Professor Trelawney during the Spring '10 term at Colby-Sawyer.

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