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