Grames Posted November 7, 2013 Report Share Posted November 7, 2013 The establishment of a rights-respecting government is better than relying on self-defense, vigilantism and lucky set of neighbors. But self-defense and vigilantism and moral neighbors are the minimum social context that establishes the validity of the moral principle of rights. The significance of the minimum is epistemological: it helps us find the fundamental and discard the nonessential. Relying on the concept of government in discovering or defining rights is to corrupt the concept by founding it on a nonessential, and is ultimately logically circular when it comes to defining the purpose of a proper government. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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