UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RIGHTS “ILLATIVELY”, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD

  • Arpad Foszto, PhD (c) “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad
Keywords: illative sense, knowledge of God, knowledge, sin

Abstract

When the illative sense is affected, judgement is deffective. This leads to a corrupt logic, which is suitable to the unregenerated person, reflecting a wrong worldview. The key for understanding correctly the human rights depends on an illative  sense that is not twisted by wrong morals. In this paper I relied on Cardinal Newman’s understanding of the illative sense, and I showed that there is a strong link between this sense and the knowledge of God, fromwhich we can infer the alleged  uman rights. Human rights depend on knowing the origin of our nature and on realizing that as believers we are both dependent on God, and sinners going through a process of mortification and sanctification.

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Published
2022-06-15
How to Cite
Foszto, PhD (c), A. (2022). UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RIGHTS “ILLATIVELY”, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Journal for Freedom of Conscience (Jurnalul Libertății De Conștiință), 9(3), 415-426. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6574210