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Artificial Duties and Legal Obligation - TBWJP065

The Ben Wood Johnson Podcast

Release Date: 03/22/2021

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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 have to be induced; they have to be enforced. Let us listen!

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In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson talks about intrinsic duties and legal obligation. The notion of intrinsic duties implies an unnatural sense of being. The individual rationalizes his state of being. Intrinsic duties are part of the person’s identity. Let us listen!

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In this episode, Dr. Ben Wood Johnson continues the conversation about legal obligation. The focus this week is on the notion of “Natural Evolution.” In this case, the individual learns to obey. But it is a process. The individual learns to be a certain way. He does so overtime. Dr. Johnson notes that consent annuls obligation and vice versa. Whenever there is consent, there can be no obligation. The opposite is also true. Let us listen!

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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!