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Single Idea 3774

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 3. Natural Values / c. Natural rights]

Full Idea

Wherever there is a right, the case is one of justice, and not of the virtue of benevolence.

Gist of Idea

Rights are a matter of justice, not of benevolence


John Stuart Mill (Utilitarianism [1861], Ch.5)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)', ed/tr. Warnock,Mary [Fontana 1962], p.306