David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 8 (2):277 - 301 (1980)
In the Christian view, persons are not essentially isolated, self-interested agents, but creatures who respond to God's claim within the communal fabric. "Rights" are significant only as counterparts of duties, foremost among which is the obligation to seek God. I suggest that a "human right" is a claim to those conditions or goods which are fundamentally related to this absolute obligation and which can be protected equitably for all associated in community. While most rights are categorized provisionally as "very stringent" or "generally valid," only the right to personal moral integrity might be "absolute," since it alone seems incapable of genuine conflict with any other right.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Louis Henkin (1998). Religion, Religions, and Human Rights. Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (2):229 - 239.
George E. Panichas (1985). The Structure of Basic Human Rights. Law and Philosophy 4 (3):343 - 375.
J. Ci (2005). Taking the Reasons for Human Rights Seriously. Political Theory 33 (2):243 - 265.
Manuel Toscano (2012). Language Rights as Collective Rights: Some Conceptual Considerations on Language Rights. Res Publica 27:109-118.
John Mahoney (2007). The Challenge of Human Rights: Origin, Development, and Significance. Blackwell Pub..
Siegfried van Duffel (2013). Natural Rights to Welfare. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):641-664.
W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
Christine Chwaszcza (2010). The Concept of Rights in Contemporary Human Rights Discourse. Ratio Juris 23 (3):333-364.
Carl Cohen (1997). Do Animals Have Rights? Ethics and Behavior 7 (2):91 – 102.
Clark Butler (2002). Human Rights. Philo 5 (1):5-22.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads5 ( #499,344 of 1,793,270 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #344,495 of 1,793,270 )
How can I increase my downloads?