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Sharon Schwarze
Cabrini College (Radnor, PA 19087-3698)

Theories of Natural Rights and the Meaning of Equality

To investigate theories of right, or natural rights, to see what, if any, support they offer for contemporary concepts of equality. Investigation would fall into three parts: (1) a reexamination of classic theories of right, particularly as they are developed by Leo Strauss in his numerous writings; (2) a consideration of the roots of the United States Constitution and the development of a body of Constitutional law with regard to equality; and, (3) an examination of contemporary theories of right in both political philosophy and philosophy of law.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976 - 1981

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,500 (approved)
$14,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979