Immigration

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  • Created on: 14-05-18 09:26

Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Finnis' Natural Law theory can be seen to send mixed messages about immigration, because the seven basic goods and nine requirements of practical reason  do not give specific ethical guidance. Some of the seven basic goods and nine requirements can be seen to support immigration, and some can be seen to oppose it

The basic goods and requirements of practical reason that support immigration

  • Friendship and sociability - the basic good of friendship can be seen to support immigration because we should extend the hand of friendship to all, including immigrants
  • Aesthetic experience - immigration supports this basic good because immigration opens up a society to a wider variety of cultural aesthetic influences, such as art or poetry
  • Religion - immigration opens different avenues to answer ultimate questions, as immigrants may bring with them different answers to

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