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There are all the time difficult issues of interpretation and decision, which is why courts will resolve differing views. But how can we all know the more basic “ought” or “ought to” of human equality? For example, how do we all know that “all men are created equal” (from the Declaration of Independence)? Setting apart for the moment questions concerning the equality of women, or that of slaves, who weren’t counted as males with equal rights on the time of the declaration—can the assertion be empirically proven, or is it merely a matter of a priori data? (A priori means “current within the mind previous to and impartial of experience.”) Or is the assertion about equality a matter of religion or belief, not likely provable either scientifically or rationally?
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The dialogue between natural-regulation theorists and more empirically oriented theories … Read More