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kasmic
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6/10/2015 12:09:03 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Chapter 3: "The Right of the Strongest"

"The Strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty."


I forgot how articulate R is in this book.

R argues that if this is a right then "as soon as it is possible to disobey with impunity, disobedience is legitimate; and, the strongest being always in the right, the only thing that matters is to act so as to become the strongest."

While R is contending that such a right does not exist... I think it is worth noting that the above does seem to be realistically how people behave in society.

What do you think?

Does strength produce rights?
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6/10/2015 1:42:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/10/2015 1:39:38 PM, ben2974 wrote:
Should post this in the philosophy section. More fitting (and it's active, too).

Potentially yes, I suppose it should be. I choose this forum cause its political ideology... but maybe I will move it over.
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