It is hard for us to imagine a world in which the concept of rights did not exist. But the idea of rights was only invented in the mid eighteenth century. Where could the idea of rights have come from? What were some of the political consequences and uses of this new term once it emerged? What other concepts existed that might have contradicted this new rights talk?
Feel free to respond to these questions, or any others you find interesting. I look forward to reading your posts! – Dr. Davidson