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 Maarten Maartensz:    Philosophical Dictionary | Filosofisch Woordenboek

 D - Duty

 

Duty: What one must legally or morally do for others in a society one belongs to because of one's own and their position in the society.

Note that what one's duties are depends on what rights others have, and also on the role one plays in society.
 


See also: Right, Role, Society


Literature:

Aristotle, Broad, Mill, Sidgwick
 

 Original: Mar 24, 2006                                                Last edited: 23 December 2006.   Top