In this first video of a four-part seminar, Craig Biddle surveys common theories of rights—from God-given rights to man-made rights to so-called “natural” rights—and shows that each fails to ground rights in perceptual reality. Biddle then demonstrates that because rights are moral principles—principles regarding how people should be free to act—the task of grounding rights in reality includes that of grounding morality in reality and thus bridging the so-called “is-ought” gap.
Craig Biddle writes and lectures on philosophical and political issues from an objectivist perspective, Objectivism, which is the philosophy created by Ayn Rand. He is editor of The Objective Standard, a journal of culture and politics, and author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It.
The Source and Nature of Rights (Part I) Common Theories of Rights and Why They Fall, Toward a Viable Theory of Rights Craig Biddle
Student Center, CE-200 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, October 26, 2009
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2009 Camera: Joni Vasquez; digital editing: Mynor de León; index: Sergio Bustamante; synopsis: Craig Biddle; index reviser: Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz
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