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First Principles & Natural Law Part I - The Foundations of Political Philosophy (part I)

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In this course of lectures, Professor Hadley Arkes seeks
to recall the classic connection between law and morality.
Law works by replacing personal choice and private
judgment with a public rule enforced on everyone,
which raises the question of whether there are in fact
rights grounded in the very nature of human beings.
Seeking the principles that form the groundwork of
moral judgment, Arkes examines cases that take in the
most vexing issues of our time: conscientious objection,
the justifications for war and interventions abroad, the
claims of "privacy," and the problem of abortion.
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