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Unformatted text preview: 3-29-11Rights and ResponsibilitiesLegal and moral rights-legal: recognized in lawoVary with place and timeoMay be too limited or extensiveEx. Right to vote for women-Moral: what ought to be recognized in lawoDont vary with time or place (much)oAllow for critique of legal systemEx. Public education systemRights and Obligations-A right corresponds to a perfect obligationoI have a right to be paidoYou have a right to repay me-X has a right that Y do A -Y has a perfect obligation to X to do AGeneral rights-Often, we speak of a right to life, or to a fair trial, without saying who has the obligation-X has a right to life-Others have an obligation not to kill X-Others shouldnt kill X-X has general right to A-Others have obligation not to interfere with Xs A-ing-Others shouldnt interfere with Xs A-ing-If anyone interferes, that is not only wrong but unjustThomas Hobbes-All general rights follow from a right to liberty-Others shouldnt interfere with me-Others shouldnt interfere with what I want to do...
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