Human Rights and Natural Law
This chapter examines the relation between natural law theory and human rights issues. The analyses of the nature of Thomas Aquinas' theory of law indicate that it is possible to derive a limited broad set of positive rights from a disposition account of human nature because rights are based on the duties grounded in the developmental features of human essence. This chapter also suggests that Aquinas' theory of natural law can also be a source of a derivation of both political and natural rights.
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