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Video

Description:

Do all people have human rights, or natural rights? Philosophers Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick think so. Dr. Nigel Ashford examines the "natural rights" school of thought, in particular the theories of Rand and Nozick. Nozick and Rand both argue that government should never infringe upon our natural rights, and that government exists only to protect these natural rights. They also find that capitalism is the only moral economic system because it is based on voluntary exchange, not coercion.

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > United States Government

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education

Keywords:

classical liberalism, philosophy, libertarianism, Ayn Rand, John Locke

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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