Aug 22, 1995

Douglas Rasmussen and Robert Sirico: Rights, Human Flourishing, and the Liberal Order

Douglas Rasmussen is a professor of philosophy at St. John’s University and co-author (along with Douglas J. Den Uyl) of several books on ethics and political philosophy.

Robert Sirico is an American Roman Catholic priest and the founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

In this video, Rasmussen and Sirico speak on the relationship between rights, morality, the law, and political society. Rasmussen stresses that legal systems must have normative bases which themselves are founded on a metanormative principle. Sirico offers short comments on Rasmussen’s lecture afterwards.