Some articles on capacity, natural, natural capacity:
... For example, Mary Ann Warren suggests consciousness (at least the capacity to feel pain), reasoning, self-motivation, the ability to communicate, and self-awareness ... An alternative approach is to base personhood or the right to life on a being's natural or inherent capacities ... On this approach, a being essentially has a right to life if it has a natural capacity to develop the relevant psychological features and, since human beings do have this ...
... sort she identifies, but rather that one have in oneself a self-directed genetic propensity or natural capacity to develop such qualities ... Because human beings do have this natural capacity—and indeed have it essentially—therefore (on this view) they essentially have a right to life they could not possibly ... since modern embryology shows that the embryo begins to exist at conception and has a natural capacity for complex mental qualities, therefore the right ...
Famous quotes containing the words capacity and/or natural:
“What distinguished man from animals was the human capacity for symbolic thought, the capacity which was inseparable from the development of language in which words were not mere signals, but signifiers of something other than themselves. Yet the first symbols were animals. What distinguished men from animals was born of their relationship with them.”
—John Berger (b. 1926)
“I am against nature. I dont dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature cant touch with decay.”
—Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941)