2 comments on “Rabyd Philosophy – Engaging Classical Liberalism – Natural Rights School

  1. This issue of being immoral to force anyone to do something becomes stick as well. For instance, when the police are using force they might be preventing someone from having their rights violated but in so doing they are forcing someone in the engagement of what they think is in their best interests. Force is sometimes used for good purposes and the notion that the use of force is always immoral is a weak point.

    For the sake of accuracy, it is not actually Ayn Rand’s position that the use of force is always immoral. What she held to be immoral was the initiation of force. Force can be justified when it is in self-defense or retaliation against someone who has initiated (or threatened) force, (as in the case of legitimate police action.) (See: Physical Force at The Ayn Rand Lexicon.)

    Regarding natural rights, I discuss their nature and origin in this essay: Ayn Rand’s Philosophy vs. Abortion Bans: Why a Fetus Doesn’t Have Rights.

    • My comments were more directed toward the lecturer who didn’t clarify as well as you did so thanks. I am just trying to get an overview of all the different schools in classical liberalism at this point. But I will give the essay a look as ti might be helpful.

      Thanks for the Comment


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