Here is the tale of the ocular tree:
Suppose that people are born with empty eye sockets (because a radiation-originating disease destroyed the genes for eyes)… but most, a bare majority, have eyes that fall into their sockets while they pass under the ocular trees, while others, a minority, do not.
The author of this tale comments:
The accidentality of the acquisition might suggest that redistribution to the sightless of one eye by lottery would not be so bad.
Can believers in self-ownership convince themselves that there is an important difference between the luck of the eye-tree and the luck of the genetic draw?
Unfortunately, they can… the thesis of self-ownership cannot be refuted.*
This is a blog for people who believe that they have the right to their own eyes, their own minds, their own bodies, and their own lives, whether they received them from their parents or from a tree, and whether dedicated collectivists like it or not.
* For the tale of the ocular tree, see G. A. Cohen, Self-Ownership, Freedom and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 243-4.
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