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Rights

The notion of rights

Within society there are many parts of life that we often consider to constitute from the trivial
such as the right to go to the cinema or a music concert, the personal such as the right to
choose whether or not to have children or…

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liberties of certain groups in society based on characteristics such as ethnicity, gender or
sexuality. As such natural rights tend to be supported by those who argue that there is an
objective, timeless morality that lays out rights that people have that continue to exist as
rights whether or not…

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they participate in the political process, it does not deny them the right of franchise. Instead it
can be seen turning franchise into a duty in return for the protection of other rights.
Another objection to choice being the grounding of rights is that it excludes certain other
protections that…

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would be guilty of violating God's will, in this respect it is both in your interest and the
interest of the person whose right you would otherwise be violating if you instead to respect
it, a second version comes from the belief that if we agree to live in a…

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A second argument for justifying rights on political grounds is that inst6ead of contributing to
the greater they provide us with the possibility of legal protection when we find ourselves in
conflict with the greater good, occasionally with the aim of changing the greater good to
reflect our view. For…

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supply protection when other people failed to acknowledge my right to life or health which
can prove to be very costly in terms of resources as it requires supplying enough officers to
ensure that every reported crime has the potential to be investigated properly, as well as the
fees of…

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Autonomy can be seen to resolve the conflict between rights and utility if we take it not as an
individual right but as a group right because it requires provisional duties such as education
facilities which, if we are looking to serve social utility need to be available to everyone.…

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