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Applying Ethical Theory to Pollution Law

Discuss the following statement using at least two ethical theories"

"Any pollution law is unjust because it necessarily violates people's right to liberty and right to property."

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1. Duty-based: Rights theory

A duty-based approach to ethics is rights theory. Most generally, a "right" is a justified claim against another person's behavior - such as my right to not be harmed by you. Rights and duties are related in such a way that the rights of one person implies the duties of another person. For example, if I have a right to payment of $10 by Smith, then Smith has a duty to pay me $10. This is called the correlativity of rights and duties. The most influential early account of rights theory is that of 17th century British philosopher John Locke, who argued that the laws of nature mandate that we should not harm anyone's life, health, liberty or ...

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From two ethical approaches/theories, this solution discusses the statement: "Any pollution law is unjust because it necessarily violates people's right to liberty and right to property."

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