Edmund Burke on Natural Law and Rights Traditions (Audio/Video)

Edmund Burke on Natural Law and Rights Traditions -- Peter Stanlis

The speaker discusses the history of Natural Law and Natural Rights, as well as their differences as they relate to government, focusing on the work of Edmund Burke as opposed to Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. Overall Stanlis asserts that ‘Natural Rights are not subject to any law except the will of those who assert the right to something’, and that, in pursuing Natural Rights as opposed to Natural Law, Natural Rights will ultimately destroy that which they are intended to preserve.

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