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Artificial Duties and Legal Obligation – TBWJP065


In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson examines the concept of artificial duties. The understanding here is that unnatural duties are artificial responsibilities in nature. In this case, the person is obligated to be or he or she must omit from being, depending on the laws that are in effect in a particular social milieu. These duties are not inherent in the person. They ought to be induced; they must be enforced. Let us listen!

Ben Wood Johnson

Ben Wood Johnson is an author, educator, and philosopher. He is a multidisciplinary scholar. He writes about Philosophy, Legal Theory, Public/Foreign Policy, Education, Politics, Ethics, Race, and Crime. Johnson graduated from Penn State and Villanova University. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. Johnson enjoys reading, poetry, painting, and music.

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