Friday, February 19, 2010

Thought of the Day

If person A has a moral obligation to help person B, it does not mean that B has a moral right to A's help. If I have a moral obligation to give money to someone, that person doesn't have a moral right to take my money, whether I offer it to them or not.

2 comments:

Pavel Gregoric said...

How about the converse: If person A has no moral obligation to help person B, it does not mean that B has no moral right to A's help?

Jim S. said...

That's interesting. I'm strongly inclined to think that no one has a moral right to someone else's property or efforts.