Natural Rights

Some articles on rights, natural rights, natural:

History Of Human Rights - Modern Human Rights Movement - Age of Discovery, Early Modern Period, and Age of Enlightenment
... by Spain, during the Age of Discovery, resulted in vigorous debate about human rights in Colonial Spanish America ... Among the provisions of the Laws of Burgos were child labor women's rights wages suitable accommodations and rest/vacation, among others ... philosophers, most notably John Locke, developed the concept of natural rights, the notion that people are naturally free and equal ...
Natural And Legal Rights
... Natural and legal rights are two types of rights theoretically distinct according to philosophers and political scientists ... Natural rights are rights not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable ... In contrast, legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by the law of a particular political and legal system, and therefore relative to specific cultures and ...
Natural Law and Women's Rights
17th century natural law philosophers in Britain and America, such as Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and John Locke, developed the theory of natural rights in reference to ancient ... Like the ancient philosophers, 17th century natural law philosophers defended slavery and an inferior status of women in law ... Relying on ancient Greek philosophers, natural law philosophers argued that natural rights where not derived from god, but were "universal, self-evident, and intuitive", a law that could be ...
Libertarian Christianity
... As libertarians they believe that all secular governments exist to protect natural rights, and only to protect natural rights and they believe that natural rights are necessarily defined in terms of private ... of libertarianism and anarchism that generally espouse private property and natural rights ...
Philosophy Of Healthcare - Birth and Death - Birth and Living
... In connection with healthcare philosophy, the theory of natural rights becomes a rather pertinent subject ... After birth, man is effectively endowed with a series of natural rights that cannot be banished under any circumstances ... One major proponent of natural rights theory was seventeenth-century English political philosopher John Locke ...

Famous quotes containing the words rights and/or natural:

    The freedom to share one’s insights and judgments verbally or in writing is, just like the freedom to think, a holy and inalienable right of humanity that, as a universal human right, is above all the rights of princes.
    Carl Friedrich Bahrdt (1740–1792)

    We are frequently told that talents and genius are natural gifts; and so indeed they are, to the same extent that the productions of the garden and the field are natural gifts.
    U. R., U.S. women’s magazine contributor. American Ladies Magazine, pp. 317-19 (June, 1829)