Where Do Rights Come From?

Where do rights come from? Prof. Aeon Skoble claims that there are several types of rights that come from various sources. For instance, voting rights and contract rights come from the legal system. Moral rights are the most controversial, with disagreements about their origin. Fortunately, despite these differences of opinion amongst classical liberals, the various theories of rights are similar in practice.


  1. Greg Gauthier

    So, the point of inventing imaginary rationalizations like "rights", is simply a matter of finding the best strategy for manipulating people into conforming to the present set of rules? 

  2. Emerson Howard

    Aeon does a great job of taking these complex and important ideas, and makes them easy to access.

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