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CONNATURAL RIGHTS

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1

What we understand by connatural rights

Chapter 2

Do connatural rights exist in human beings?

Chapter 3

The connatural rights of human beings

Article 1

Person, essential right

Article 2

Human nature, rights through a share in personship

Chapter 4

The first seat of freedom, and of ownership

Chapter 5

The limitation of connatural rights

Chapter 6

Injury to innate rights

Article 1

Injury to pure-formal right which consists in personal freedom

§1

Injury to personship arising from an attempt to deprive the human being of truth

§2

The injury to personship arising from an attempt to deprive a human being of virtue

§3

The injury to personship arising from the attempt to deprive a human being of fulfilment and happiness

Article 2

Injury to the connatural right of ownership

Article 3

We cannot say there is injury to right if we consent to the attack on our freedom or on our connatural ownership

Chapter 7

The use of force in defence of connatural rights

Article1

The use of force in maintaining the act of personship, and the exercise of its jural freedom

§

The right to use force in defence of the person when others attempt to despoil the person of truth, virtue and happiness

A.

The general right to do justice43

B.

The right to enforce justice in defence of ones own pure-formal rights

C.

The individuals right to repel with force the proximate occasions of sin presented by the malice of others Wars of religion

 

First Objection

 

Reply

 

Second Objection

 

Reply

Article 2

The just use of force to maintain connatural ownership

Chapter 8

A more detailed determination of connatural rights: their relationship with acquired rights

Article 1

A summary classification of all connatural and acquired rights

Article 2

A more detailed determination of connatural rights relative to the complex of all human rights

Chapter 9

Conclusion