Ideas from 'Atomism' by Charles Taylor [1979], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Communitarianism and Individualism' (ed/tr Avineri,S. /de-Shalit,A.) [OUP 1992,0-19-878028-1]].

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24. Political Theory / B. Nature of a State / 2. State Legitimacy / c. Social contract
The social contract sees society as constituted by and for individuals
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism
Assigning a right based on a human capacity implies that the capacity should be developed
If freedom depends on society and culture, the greatest freedom is in shaping them
Our reliance on other people close to us does not imply any political obligations
25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 1. Basis of Rights
For most people the primacy of rights mainly concerns freedom
A right is not just a rule, but also asserts certain ideas of moral worth
25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 4. Property rights
Property is not essential for life, but it may be essential for independence