Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by Steerpike, Dec 1, 2008.
What, if any, rights does conquest confer upon the conqueror?
Are we talking powers the conqueror can take, or more ethical rights?
Rights are ethically based.
Rights can also be based in law, and the conqueror has the power to write the law.
The right to make laws has an ethical basis as well. Don't confuse power with rights.
Everyone only has whatever rights they can take or are granted. Let's not get our oughts and ises confused. I'd probably say the conquerer should have no special rights, but it seems excessively confusing to use such terms in this context.
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