Saturday, August 7, 2010

p. 27 A New Birth of Freedom, Jaffa

What did Jefferson mean by happiness?

Relevant Passage: But the "public happiness" of which Jefferson speaks in the Summary View is an expression of the social nature of these same individuals. Individual rights become valuable only insofar as they result in a good society-a society in which man's moral and intellectual virtues can find their fullest measure of opportunity.

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