John Locke vs. John Stuart Mill: Using metaethics to examine claims

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  • There are two schools of thought when it comes to liberalism and rights: John Locke’s naturalistic point of view, and John Stuart Mill’s moralistic/utilitarian stance.
  • Locke believed that right and wrong could be determined rationally, while Mill believed in moral rules and the idea that what’s right and wrong should be in service of human happiness.
  • Philosophy professor Daniel Jacobson argues that to live in a society, everyone must abide by the same rules and not allow for those rules to be circumvented when convenient.

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