Friday, January 13, 2012

Quote of the Day

"[R]egard for someone as a rights holder is grounded in the recognizability of that being as a distinct individual.  It is not personhood which calls for respect but rather distinct persons.  Between these two conceptions there is a sharp divide, one separating an ethic in which individualism is valued from an ethic subscribing entirely to an impersonal standard of value."  -Loren Lomasky, Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community 167 (1987).

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