The rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness number among the most recognizable of America's ideals. Yet many ideas and practices of rights have existed in societies among history. Some political structures promise only the right to life, some the right to property, and some no rights at all.
Yet are rights derived from politics? Are they intrinsic to the human person, integral to a society, or insubstantial constructs? How can societies operate when their members hold different ideas of rights?
Join us in the Berkeley Mendenhall Room this Wednesday September 28th at 7:30 to debate this and related matters. All are welcome!