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by Hannah Leitheiser

Fairly Liberal

#maslow #naturalrights

Motivation and Personality

Abraham Maslow

1954

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2019-12-01

"it is legitimate and fruitful to regard instinctoid basic needs and the metaneeds as rights as well as needs. This follows immediately upon granting that human beings have a right to be human in the same sense that cats have a right to be cats. In order to be fully human, these need and metaneed gratifications are necessary, and may therefore be considered to be natural rights."

- Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality (1954)