Rights of Conquest

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by Steerpike, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    What, if any, rights does conquest confer upon the conqueror?

  2. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    Are we talking powers the conqueror can take, or more ethical rights?
  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    Rights are ethically based.
  4. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    Rights can also be based in law, and the conqueror has the power to write the law.
  5. Steerpike

    Steerpike Registered Member

    The right to make laws has an ethical basis as well. Don't confuse power with rights.
  6. ExpectantlyIronic

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    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.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008

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