Exegesis: Morality and Human Rights Essay

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Privilege, Duties, Human Rights, and Ethics of care all relate to people within the society. They have to do with how we all are treated and how we should treat others; and human needs. Also, they are interrelated. Human rights are commonly understood as fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being (Sepúlveda, M., 2004). Duties convey a sense of moral commitment or obligation to someone or something. The moral commitment should result in action; it is not a matter of passive feeling or mere recognition. When someone recognizes a duty, that person theoretically commits themself to its fulfillment without considering their own self-interest (Fuligni, A. J., Tseng, V. and Lam, M. 1999). A privilege is a special entitlement to immunity granted by the state or another authority to a restricted group, either by birth or on a conditional basis; where rights are UNCONDITIONAL (Privilege. n.d). Ethics of care is a normative ethical theory; that is, a theory about what makes actions right or wrong. It is one of a cluster of normative ethical theories that were developed by feminists in the second half of the twentieth century (Cavanaugh, J., & Kail, R., 2004). A combination of these is essential to maintain and grow as human beings, individually and together. My position is that every human being should strive to have these qualities in abundance. This would be great for everyone

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